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  • With an expertise born of long practice, the driver descends to the beach, swings round in a tight half-circle and halts on the dry sand at the weed's edge, where he unhitches the trailer.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • The park is in the center of town, a half-circle facing the water.

    A Conversation with Lana Waite, author of Buried In Burrywood

  • The girls hushed, formed a half-circle and watched the tunnel.

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  • In his bifocals, there was star-shaped fracture that extended into the half-circle of reading glass.

    How the Species Began Again, I

  • The closer larger castle, an ornate half-circle shape on top of a hill, containing a decent art museum, closed just as I got there.

    Kassel, Goslar, Hannover, more Göttingen

  • The foot and leg petrified, while Michael stiff-leggedly drew a half-circle of intimidation about him.

    CHAPTER III

  • The remaining men were disposed in a large half-circle about the breastwork which Bill-Man and his Sunlanders had begun to throw up.

    THE SUNLANDERS

  • Even as I thought it, he made a sweeping half-circle with the pail and sloshed its contents into the ventilator-opening.

    CHAPTER XLIX

  • But in the picture it is closer to a half-oval (squashed half-circle).

    Jean's Knitting

  • Then the B-boys and B-girls assembled around the stage in a half-circle took turns strutting their stuff to the rhythmic riffing, spinning, flipping and contorting their bodies into unbelievably elastic poses and leaving the audience agog.

    Gil Asakawa: Why I Love the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

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