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circle (3 in use 1400-1670; 4 only S.)
1. ring used as a figure in magic AYL. II. v. 60 “a Greek invocation to call fools into a circle,” H5 V. ii. 318, Rom. II. i. 24.
2. crown, diadem John V. i. 2, Ant. III. x. [xii.] 18
3. circuit, compass AYL. V. iv. 34 “in the circle of this forest,” John V. ii. 136 “the circle of his territories.”
4. “come full circle,” turned quite round Lr. V. iii. 176: for the general sense cf. Tw.N. V. i. 389.
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