from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as run-around.
  • n. A girdle of dead tissue formed about the stem of a grape-cluster by the anthracnose, Sphaceloma Ampelinum.


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  • And we keep them constantly informed so on the time they were told that PNG police had got on the ground and there were no survivors, that was the fourth or fifth time that there'd essentially been a ring-around.

    Nine AM with David and Kim

  • Oh, how we girls used to hate holding his fat, clammy hands in the ring-around games.

    Rainbow Valley

  • "If you are doing a quick ring-around and they are not even willing to give you any sense of a price, then you can understand that is very frustrating," she said. | Top Stories

  • A quick ring-around established that the squad's eight Canterbury players as well as Hansen and fellow assistant coach Wayne Smith also escaped injury, although most reported damage to their properties.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • Martínez was not happy with the way he had been forced into making a ring-around to smooth out the situation with his fellow Premier League managers.

    The Guardian World News

  • Orange said it was no different from other operators in applying the rules in this manner, and after a ring-around, that does appear to be the case.



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