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cirque


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cirque  \Cirque\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  circus.] 
  1.  A  circle;  a  circus;  a  circular  erection  or  arrangement  of 
  objects. 
 
  A  dismal  cirque  Of  Druid  stones  upon  a  forlorn  moor. 
  --Keats. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  circular  valley  in  the  side  of  a  mountain, 
  walled  around  by  precipices  of  great  height. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cirque 
  n  :  a  steep-walled  semicircular  basin  in  a  mountain;  may  contain 
  a  lake  [syn:  {corrie},  {cwm}] 




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