Definition of Circumvallating

1. Verb. (present participle of circumvallate) ¹



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Definition of Circumvallating

1. circumvallate [v] - See also: circumvallate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumvallating

circumstantials
circumstantiate
circumstantiated
circumstantiates
circumstantiating
circumstaunce
circumstellar
circumterraneous
circumterrestrial
circumundulate
circumvallate
circumvallate papilla
circumvallated
circumvallates
circumvallating (current term)
circumvallation
circumvallations
circumvascular
circumvection
circumvections
circumvent
circumventable
circumvented
circumventing
circumvention
circumventions
circumventive
circumventor
circumventricular

Literary usage of Circumvallating

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1. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"... so that Morelos in May resolved to extricate himself by bursting upon a single point of the circumvallating lines. He succeeded, JOSE MARIA MORELOS. ..."

2. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... thinking it impossible to taku the city by their present means i>f otl'enso, prepared for circumvallating it. First, however, they determined to make an ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"... and fills in a considerable part of the circumvallating hollow (rainure) that separates the dome from the bounding wall of the ancient crater-basin. ..."

4. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"McClellan had divided his army on the two sides of the Chickahominy, and operating apparently with the design of half circumvallating Richmond, ..."

5. The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes by Francis Trevelyan Miller, Robert Sampson Lanier (1911)
"... from the bottom of which drifts or tunnels were extended some distance beyond the entrenchments, and a circumvallating gallery was in progress, which, ..."

6. Pre-Historic Races of the United States of America by John Wells Foster (1887)
"About half a mile west of Golden City, Colorado," according to Mr. EL Berthoud, " are ruins formed of an old broken-down circumvallating circle of rough ..."

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