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circle

 [ser´k'l]
a round figure, structure, or part.
Berry's c's charts with circles on them for testing stereoscopic vision.
cerebral arterial circle circle of Willis.
Minsky's circle a device for the graphic recording of eye lesions.
sensory circle a body area within which it is impossible to distinguish separately the impressions arising from two sites of stimulation.
circle of Willis the anastomotic loop of blood vessels near the base of the brain. Called also cerebral arterial circle.

cir·cle

(ser'kĕl),
1. anatomy a ring-shaped or anular structure or group of structures, as formed by anastomosing arteries or veins, or by connected (communicating) nerves.
2. A line or process with every point approximately equidistant from the center.
Synonym(s): circulus [TA]
[L. circulus]

cir·cle

(sĭr'kĕl)
1. A ring-shaped structure or group of structures.
Synonym(s): circulus (1) [TA] .
2. A line or process with every point equidistant from the center.
[L. circulus]

cir·cle

(sĭr'kĕl)
anatomy ring-shaped or anular structure or group of structures, as formed by anastomosing arteries or veins, or by connected (communicating) nerves.
[L. circulus]
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As the fantastic attendance on Wednesday showed, when we're under attack, we might moan, but we circle the wagons and pull together.
But he recommends "fighting frivolous litigation as long and as hard as possible.' He doesn't so much as hint as to when to surrender and when to circle the wagons.
"People circle the wagons and try and push on from that situation and that's where we are.
The same is true of the contagion that could follow - provided the authorities act quickly to circle the wagons around the rest of the euro area's banking system, and Germany continues to signal more flexibility on "growth pacts" and the like (though the introduction of eurobonds is still asking too much for now).
McConnell's spokesman hit back: "The First Minister believes that the worst kneejerk reaction of all is from social workers and union leaders whose first instinct is always to circle the wagons and defend their staff whenever questions are asked about protecting vulnerable children.
Now we will circle the wagons and start setting our sights on Twickenham."
He added: "We need to circle the wagons and get a couple of wins make sure of our safety."
The Government, as we are constantly reminded, has a large majority and under the great reforming zeal of Enda Kenny, no matter how questionable the behaviour of a minister, they circle the wagons. Do you remember the constant vigilance they were all going to be placed under?
We think they probably could, provided the European Central Bank (ECB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and euro area politicians are quick to circle the wagons around the euro area's banking system.
HIBS fans moved quickly yesterday to circle the wagons around boss Bobby Williamson.
Mr Mandelson's decision could not have come at a worse time for the UUP leader as his party critics circle the wagons around him and prepare to depose him from his leadership throne.
His decency and love for his club forced him to circle the wagons to protect his player and team, but he ended up defending the indefensible.