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Round, subst. 1) a circle: “fairest mover on this mortal r.” Ven. 368. “turn the giddy r. of Fortune's wheel,” Lucr. 952. “with --s of waxen tapers on their heads,” Wiv. IV, 4, 50. the golden r. (the crown) Mcb. I, 5, 29. “wears upon his baby-brow the r. and top of sovereignty,” IV, 1, 88.
2) performance in a circle: “I'll lead you about a r.” Mids. III, 1, 109. == a dance in a circle: “if you will patiently dance in our r.” Mids. II, 1, 140. “while you perform your antic r.” Mcb. IV, 1, 130. Used of a curveting horse: “what --s, what bounds, what course, what stop he makes,” Compl. 109.
3) the step of a ladder: “when he once attains the upmost r.” Caes. II, 1, 24.
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