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small circle

n
(Mathematics) a circular section of a sphere that does not contain the centre of the sphere. Compare great circle
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The antelopes, nearly exhausted with fatigue and fright, and bewildered by perpetual whooping, made no effort to break through the ring of the hunters, but ran round in small circles, until man, woman, and child beat them down with bludgeons.
Weller, shaking up the ale, by describing small circles with the pot, preparatory to drinking.
I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.
So many instances within my small circle of friends is remarkable
We need be careful how we deal with those about us, when every death carries to some small circle of survivors, thoughts of so much omitted, and so little done--of so many things forgotten, and so many more which might have been repaired
In a small circle of ecclesiastical archaeologists, who were the only people who could even understand one another's discoveries, he occupied a recognized and respectable place.
Tranquillity, resignation, and her strong love of him who needed it so much, formed the small circle of her quiet joys; and while that remained unbroken, she was contented.
He was settled in Paris, and living there quietly in a small circle of English and French friends.
Either cut the smallest circles you can from a basil leaf or finely chop the leaves and scrunch into small circles.
Option 2: Dampen the end of a paper towel, wrap it around the end of your index finger and rub it in small circles against the front surfaces of your teeth.
Cut 20 small circles and 2 large circles from cardstock.
I urge the government to release the remaining political prisoners and to take all necessary measures to protect all minority groups without discrimination, including the Rohingyas; and to shape economic policies that benefit not small circles, but the majority of the population," said Lochbihler.