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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n encirclement a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
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  • Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
    “The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.”


In literature:

Our little cottage was now visible, with its low walls of grayish white, and vine-encircled windows.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
On the morning of July 30th the eight sub-chasers encircled the convoy party in closer proximity.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
After picking her way to the front of the shanty, she made a tour of the house and encircled the mud cellar, calling softly the while.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
It landed in the waters of Hamilton harbor and prepared to encircle the islands throughout the night.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
In the next row, the thread is carried back again, so that it encircles each mesh.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
A bench, 12 or 15 feet below the summit and in places quite broad, encircles the promontory.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
A worker came forward; lifted him carefully, held him in the hollow of an encircling tentacle.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
He smiled now, peering through gold-rimmed spectacles attached by a chain to a wire-encircled left ear.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Another step, and I would have stepped over the brink of a low bluff which encircled a cup-like depression.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
A black, forbidding wall, much like the incline in front, entirely encircled me.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
The shadows encircled her, they were here, there, everywhere; but none moved, none crept.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
When morning broke, the reef-encircled islands could be indistinctly seen over the port-quarter rising out of the sparkling ocean.
"The Cruise of the Dainty" by William H. G. Kingston
Behind this second line, and half-encircling them, were officers in the black uniform with the silver braid.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
As Kay stopped, panting, and momentarily free, Ruth saw that they were almost encircled.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
The shoulder of rock, where the mountain road swung out, gave a comprehensive view of camp and desert and the encircling mountains.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
Specimens occur in which the ring is wanting or only traces of it appear in the form of scales encircling the stem.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
He pulled her roughly to him and encircled the girl's trim figure with one huge arm.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The soft graveled path encircled the rear of the house and turned to the front at the end of each wing.
"The Green God" by Frederic Arnold Kummer
But as he walked on the enchantment of the night encircled him.
"The Truth About Tristrem Varick" by Edgar Saltus
One day we perceived one of these creatures licking up the nitre in a small place encircled with rocks.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc

In poetry:

Oh, let me linger one short moment here!
'Tis heaven's decree, I may not hence away.
The rugged cliffs, the wood-encircled bay,
Hold me a prisoner, and my flight delay.
"Rinaldo" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"I hoped, these many years; he should grow great,
And in his great arms still encircle me,
Kissing my face, half blinded with the heat
Of king's love for the queen I used to be.
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
Eve. Above the universe himself he raised,
Yet he behind it rests;
The whole he now encircles, now pervades,
Now dwells apart from all,
So great, the universe
To comprehend him fails.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 2. " by William Cowper
He shall redeem them one by one,
Where'er the world-encircling sun
Shall see them meekly kneel:
All that He asks on Israel's part,
Is only that the captive heart
Its woe and burthen feel.
"Fifth Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
Like the light of that star--like a splendor on high--
Like a Heavenly Dream that was born in the sky--
Bright Poesy burst on my pathway even there,
And a rainbow of Beauty encircled the air.
"Adieu To Emory" by James Avis Bartley
As, the ivy encircles the ruin'd old cloister,
And clings all the closer the nearer its end ;
So thee in my arms, love, I fondly will foster,
And still prove myself thine unchangeable friend.
"Oh, believe not, my dearest, I ever could leave thee" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

Just as I came out of the Gallery, I saw a gull among hoards of tourists encircling the statue of Lord Nelson, crazed while I prayed he'd make it out, resume flight I attribute to all birds, boundless.
Two dozen of his men, frenzied and hollering, lowered their weapons and backed away from an encircled knot of prisoners.
Imagine Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg clad in a hoodie in a secure room at the social network's Menlo Park, Calif, headquarters encircled by a handful of his closest allies.
Looked up this evening and noticed colorful wisps of clouds encircling the moon.
The 3.3-mile carriage road encircling Witch Hole Pond is part of a 45-mile system of paths in Acadia National Park.
The Experience The 3.3-mile carriage road encircling Witch Hole Pond is part of a 45-mile system of paths in Acadia National Park.
The new plate design unveiled Thursday has a blue image of the state's shape with 200 written across it and encircled by 19 stars symbolizing Indiana as the 19th state.
The SCRUM is a swimming-scrabbling-running race around Bridgewater 's headquarters via the pond, stream and rapids that encircle the building.
The largest storm seen on Saturn in more than 21 years has now been encircling the planet for a record-breaking 200 days.
CHEROKEE COUNTY — After talking for two hours about ongoing sexual abuse at the trusted hands of her stepfather, a precious seven-year old girl handed Forensic Interviewer Rebecca Cunio a drawing of a large heart encircled by smaller ones.
The frame the photographer creates can encircle the entire subject or flow around its parts.
The word "sunflower" brings to mind a mane of vibrant yellow petals encircling a dark whorl of seeds.
The team unveiled the name and logo, featuring a red rose encircled by thorns, Thursday morning.
Downtown Missoula, home to the University of Montana, as seen looking west over the city, which is encircled by hundreds of miles of trails.
With one hand, grip the jar where the rubber band encircles it.

In science:

It is easy to see also that the contour Ln is closed and encircling {τj }n j=1, and Ln lies in the right half plane.
On Universality of Bulk Local Regime of the Deformed Laguerre Ensemble
Mα )j i when we encircle the αth leg of the vertex.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Inserting such a brane at position p on an asymptotic infinity deforms the meromorphic 1-form η by a small amount p η = λ, where the contour encircles the point p on Σ.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
This boundary encircles the S 1 T N of the Taub-NUT geometry.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
The unique A-cycle encircles [a3, a4 ] while the B -cycles goes through both cuts. defined uniquely by its A-cycles RAi ior, i.e. the position of its poles and the divergent part of its Laurent expansion around the latter.
Chain of matrices, loop equations and topological recursion
We evaluate the sum over Matsubara frequencies in (8) by converting it to a contour integration in the usual way by multiplying the integrand by the Fermi function f (z1) = [exp(β z1 ) + 1]−1 and choosing a contour that encircles the poles of the Fermi function.
Clock shifts in a Fermi gas interacting with a minority component: a soluble model
If the closed path encircles one or more singularities, the vector of solution is linearly transformed by an element of GL(N, C), i.e. a monodromy matrix.
Gauge Theory Wilson Loops and Conformal Toda Field Theory
According to, the two dimensional representation of this Wilson loop is given by the monodromy of a chiral degenerate operator evaluated along a closed curve encircling the tube associated to the relevant gauge group, see Figure 1.
Gauge Theory Wilson Loops and Conformal Toda Field Theory
The top row is a diagram D of an oriented link with four link components; virtual crossings are encircled as usual.
A bracket polynomial for graphs, IV. Undirected Euler circuits, graph-links and multiply marked graphs
C is a loop which starts and ends at −∞, and encircles the disc |t| ≤ |z |1/α in the positive sense. Eα (z ) := Eα,1 (z ).
On fractional powers of generators of fractional resolvent families
The values are scaled up from the 95% encircled energy radius for the final published values.
The Properties of X-ray Luminous Young Stellar Objects in the NGC 1333 and Serpens Embedded Clusters
Figure 4; these paths must be completed by closed contours encircling the origin deformed to provide steep descent contours.
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode
These are two model examples of systems permitting energetically bound, off-equatorial motion of matter confined to the halo lobes that encircle the central body.
Transition from Regular to Chaotic Circulation in Magnetized Coronae near Compact Objects
This class encircles many of the known ergodic deterministic and random models, as discussed in Section 4.
On Approximations and Ergodicity Classes in Random Chains
In step 2 of the algorithm, we find that we are in case (b), which says that v lies inside the ellipse E = E (u, w) and it is encircled counter-clockwise w.r.t. the parametrization ϕ 7→ ueiϕ + we−iϕ = e1+iϕ + e−1−iϕ of E .
Finite sections of random Jacobi operators