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Circle, subst., 1) the round, the ring: “round about her tear-distained eye blue --s streamed,” Lucr. 1587. “glory is like a c. in the water,” H6A I, 2, 133. H6A I, 2, 133 “the wheel is come full c.” Lr. V, 3, 174 (Qq circled). == the ring drawn by magicians: “a Greek invocation, to call fools into a c.” As II, 5, 62. And with a quibble: “if you would conjure in her, you must make a c.” H5 V, 2, 320. “to raise a spirit in his mistress' c.” Rom. II, 1, 24.
2) diadem: “thus have I yielded up into your hand the c. of my glory,” John V, 1, 2. “and of thee craves the c. of the Ptolemies,” Ant. III, 12, 18.
3) compass, circuit: “a great magician, obscured in the c. of this forest,” As V, 4, 34. “to whip this dwarfish war from out the c. of his territories,” John V, 2, 136.
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