circumvallating love



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  • verb Present participle of circumvallate.


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  • (It was near the end of that circumvallating journey, about sunset, on the last day of an old year, that I saw my first airplane rising like a great golden bird in the aviation field, and a few minutes later my first elongated dirigible -- precursors of the air armies).

    Modern American Prose Selections 1898

  • But through the gloom, and on the circumvallating reef, the breakers dashed ghost-white.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2) Herman Melville 1855

  • And floating away, these vapors blended with the faint mist, as of a cataract, hovering over the circumvallating reef.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2) Herman Melville 1855


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