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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encircle  \En*cir"cle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Encircled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Encircling}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  circle:  cf  OF 
  encercler.] 
  To  form  a  circle  about  to  inclose  within  a  circle  or  ring; 
  to  surround;  as  to  encircle  one  in  the  arms;  the  army 
  encircled  the  city. 
 
  Her  brows  encircled  with  his  serpent  rod.  --Parnell. 
 
  Syn:  To  encompass;  surround;  environ;  inclose. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encircling 
  adj  :  being  all  around  the  edges;  enclosing;  "his  encircling 
  arms";  "the  room's  skirting  board  needs  painting"  [syn: 
  {encircling(a)},  {skirting(a)}] 




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