encircled


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en·cir·cle

 (ĕn-sûr′kəl)
tr.v. en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling, en·cir·cles
1. To form a circle around; surround: A belt encircled his waist.
2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of: The moon encircles the earth.

en·cir′cle·ment n.
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Adj.1.encircled - confined on all sides; "a camp surrounded by enemies"; "the encircled pioneers"
enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
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He looked and then he smiled, as he could not well help doing, for it was capitally done, the long, lazy figure on the grass, with listless face, half-shut eyes, and one hand holding a cigar, from which came the little wreath of smoke that encircled the dreamer's head.
It was not long, however, before the restless savages were heard beating the brush, and gradually approaching the inner edge of that dense border of young chestnuts which encircled the little area.
He wore a profusion of ribbons on his garment, and gold lace on his hat, which was also encircled by a gold chain, and surmounted with a feather.
A temporary bed was provided for her on the settle, near the fire; and, after a short time, she fell into a heavy slumber, with the child, who seemed no less weary, soundly sleeping on her arm; for the mother resisted, with nervous anxiety, the kindest attempts to take him from her; and, even in sleep, her arm encircled him with an unrelaxing clasp, as if she could not even then be beguiled of her vigilant hold.
The fountain was playing now and was encircled by beds of brilliant autumn flowers.
Taking his port rait, f rom top to toe, the picture of him began with a tall hat, broadly encircled by a mourning band of crumpled crape.
Soon, Madame Defarge's hands ceased to strike, and felt at her encircled waist.
There were some people slinking about as usual when we passed out into the street, who were evidently anxious to speak with him; but there was something so conclusive in the halo of scented soap which encircled his presence, that they gave it up for that day.
It was a fortress of no great size, consisting of a donjon, or large and high square tower, surrounded by buildings of inferior height, which were encircled by an inner court-yard.
The nations of Europe are encircled with chains of fortified places, which mutually obstruct invasion.
The great centennial oaks of the forest which encircled the dwelling made the place an absolute solitude.
There was no stairway, but a gentle incline to the first floor of the building opened into an enormous chamber encircled by galleries.