circle round

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: round - move around in a circular motion; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"
circle - travel around something; "circle the globe"
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The creature in terror lifted him high up into the air and began to circle round the tower of the castle.
I could just count six of them, as the creatures seated themselves demurely in a circle round the chair.
The bees circle round a queenless hive in the hot beams of the midday sun as gaily as around the living hives; from a distance it smells of honey like the others, and bees fly in and out in the same way.
"Ah, this fire is the right thing!" cried he; "especially when there is such a pleasant circle round it.
'Ah, this fire is the right thing!' cried he; 'especially when there is such a pleasant circle round it.
So they all joined hands and made a great circle round the high grass.
In high good humor with their easy triumph, the savages now formed a circle round the fire and performed a war dance, with the unlucky trappers for rueful spectators.
The moment he saw the old rover on the beach, he ran up to him, the natives following after, and forming a circle round them.
Thither, too, the woodcock led her brood, to probe the mud for worms, flying but a foot above them down the bank, while they ran in a troop beneath; but at last, spying me, she would leave her young and circle round and round me, nearer and nearer till within four or five feet, pretending broken wings and legs, to attract my attention, and get off her young, who would already have taken up their march, with faint, wiry peep, single file through the swamp, as she directed.
The evening glided swiftly away, in these cheerful recreations; and when the substantial though homely supper had been despatched, and the little party formed a social circle round the fire, Mr.
But the evil of it is that it is a world wrapped up in too much jeweller's cotton and fine wool, and cannot hear the rushing of the larger worlds, and cannot see them as they circle round the sun.
Or again, we might choose Peter's defiance of the lions, when he drew a circle round him on the ground with an arrow and dared them to cross it; and though he waited for hours, with the other boys and Wendy looking on breathlessly from trees, not one of them dared to accept his challenge.