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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Circ An amphitheatrical circle for sports; a circus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n circ A prehistoric stone circle.
    • n circ An abbreviation of circa.
    • n circ An abbreviation of Latin circiter (about)
    • n circ of circum; and of circus.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Circus


In literature:

Repuls'd, he griev'd And sought Titanian Circe's monstrous court.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
These from the likeness of mankind had cruel Circe won By herbs of might, and shape and hide of beasts upon them done.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
She was Circe on her island.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Everybody knows the fable of Circe, who changed the soldiers or companions of Ulysses into swine.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
Circe, I imagine, did not attract new lovers by parading those whom she had already turned into swine.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
He thought to see a Circe of picaresque Spain with her swinish rout about her.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
If this be so, then what was the 'moly' given to Odysseus by Hermes wherewith to counteract the charms of Circe?
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
Dolores smiled at his confusion, and in that smile was the allure of a Circe.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
The isle of Trinacria was pasture for the 360 cattle of Helios, and both Tiresias and Circe had warned Ulysses that they must not be touched.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Nothing dismayed by the threat of the dire consequences of Circe's wiles, travellers eager to see her crowded to the south.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
Circe among her beasts grows so weary and heartsick that she would be a beast herself.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
They called her a siren, a Circe.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
Do you know, I have often thought that Circe has been misjudged.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
The beautiful, wicked Circe is intended to prefigure the human passions, the impulse of the senses.
"Specimens of German Romance" by Carl Franz van der Velde
Fair Circe receives him most graciously and prepares also for him the magic potion, but for once her charm fails.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Then they were all changed into swine, and Circe drove them out and shut them up in the styes.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
Well, Circe's about forty-five.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
It was the draught of Circe, fragrant but fatal.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
But that's only natural under the circs.
"Haviland's Chum" by Bertram Mitford
But before that ride was over she was repeating that warning very much as Odysseus used the flower of Hermes against the arts of Circe.
"The Garden of Eden" by Max Brand

In poetry:

An impious Circe, who presumes to boast
Of having for her sire this glorious sun,
Welcomed us after many wanderings:
Opened a certain urn,
With water sprinkled us,
And to the sprinkling added an enchantment.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno
Such arts of sorcery I despise,
'Tis in her looks the magic lies;
Where e'er she takes her fairy round,
'Tis every inch inchanted ground;
That path is consecrated more,
Than Delphian groves, or Circe's shore.
"To An Astrological Gentleman" by Samuel Bowden
"Draw from the town, my songs, draw Daphnis home.
Songs can the very moon draw down from heaven
Circe with singing changed from human form
The comrades of Ulysses, and by song
Is the cold meadow-snake, asunder burst.
"Eclogue 8: To Pollio Damon Alphesiboeus" by Publius Vergilius Maro
The world with his alluring toyes,
Is Circes witch of whome they write:
Which temptes vs with her sugred ioyes,
And makes vs swimme in such delight,
That wee so play with pleasures ball,
As if there were no God at all.
"Of the vanitie of this life" by Humfrey Gifford
Oh fortunate and well-directed steps,
Oh goddess Circe, oh transcendent woes,
With which ye did afflict us months and years;
They were the grace of heaven,
For such an end as this,
After such weariness and such distress.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno
I reade in Poets faigned bookes,
That wise Vlysses wandring came,
Where Circes through her fawning lookes,
Did worke his men a spightfull shame.
She causde them quaffe great bowles of wine,
And presently they turnde to swine.
"Of the vanitie of this life" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

California Title to Bump Up Circ by 20 Percent.
Critics say climate change should be part of Circ Highway debate.
Circ Highway Receives Stormwater Permit.
Retail Environment Aims to Triple Circ In 3 Months.
Odysseus at the Table of Circe.
David and Susan Woolsey and a friend, Cliff Clarke, take Circe III for a sunrise sail on Biscayne Bay.
I got a couple done, decided that things were going a might SLOWLY, and picked up a circ.saw to make some kerf cuts.
For e-edition help, e-mail [email protected]
So yesterday, Casey, Patty, Nora and I sat in my office–impromptu meeting style–watching Buffy 's videos and figuring out how to translate Buffy 's practical ideas for our own readers, catalog, and circ system.
Greg and Mary Circe have sold the Village Diner in Market Square Mall, 22 Depot Street.
Denise LaBar and Jarrod Davis have begun the transition to their ownership and management of the popular diner, which the Circes opened in May, 2003.
Last week, the Colorado Immigrant Right's Coalition, or CIRC held a rally in front of the Garfield County courthouse, to protest the deportation of a Basalt woman.
Circ-building the old fashioned way.
There's a chance Montgomery County resident in need will not be able to fully enjoy the holiday season despite the efforts of "A Wider Circe," a local non- profit .

In science:

Leading order initial state radiation, beamstrahlung (via CIRCE ) and beam polarization are supported.
O'Mega & WHIZARD: Monte Carlo Event Generator Generation For Future Colliders
Images were bias subtracted, flat fielded, and magnitudes were calculated using the mag/circ function of the MIDAS package.
On the Purity of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip: Discovery of More Pulsating DA White Dwarfs on the Basis of Optical Spectroscopy
Thus, for τcirc = ǫO(L log2 L), the time-averaged distribution becomes ǫ-close to the limiting distribution.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
PT orders.) Obtained perturbatively or exactly, this term is term originating from necessary, as we have made sure in the CIRC- and mixed-variable formulation (20)-(23).
Reformulation Instead of Renormalizations
The advantage of the lin ||lin scheme over a traditional circ ||circ is the absence of any “pocket” states, and hence higher contrast of a CPT resonance [20, 24].
Performance of a prototype atomic clock based on lin||lin coherent population trapping resonances in Rb atomic vapor
The cu mulative fractional amplitudes are indicated by filled circ les and connected by a solid line.
Resolving the pulsations of subdwarf B stars: HS 0039+4302, HS 0444+0458, and an examination of the group properties of resolved pulsators
This equation implies that within a few τcirc the binary motion assumes a nearly circular orbit, independently of its primordial eccentricity.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
Determination of the eccentricities of short-period binaries, for which τcirc is necessarily short, can therefore support the circularization idea observationally, if we find that all or at least most of the short-period binaries have circular orbits.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
Furthermore, considering a sample of coeval binaries, the eccentricity as a function of the binary period can tell us how the relevant τcirc depends on the binary separation and the stellar structure.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
Considering the two effects together, the secondary mass can change the binary circularization timescale by a factor of 8, which corresponds to a factor of 1.5 in circularization period, if we assume that τcirc ∝ P 16/3 (Zahn 1977).
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
In many triple systems, Tmod is of the order of the circularization timescale, τcirc, or shorter.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
For the corresponding timescale due to processes in the star, τcirc,∗, one should replace Qp, kp, rp by the corresponding values of the star, Q∗, k∗, R∗, and switch between mp and M∗ (e.g., Carone & P¨atzold 2007).
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
The filled black squares include the new circular velocity estimates from, who follow and use V circ = 3 .
Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation
The empirical sizes based on the binomial distribution are plotted in circles (circ) and joined with solid lines, and those based on the normal approximation are plotted in triangles (△) and joined with dashed lines.
Spatial Clustering Tests Based on Domination Number of a New Random Digraph Family
Under these circ umstances, the metric is well approximated by the first post-Newtonian order of the Minkowski metric (3.36, page 56).
Weak Gravitational Lensing