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- n. A full encirclement of an object with rope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. one turn of a rope round a timber, a belaying pin, etc.
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But I had forgotten my Horace, I suppose, because a phrase I had not read or thought about for forty years suddenly stared up at me from the page and brought me up with a round turn — Dulce ridentem lalagen amdbo, Dulce loquentem.