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de·fen·sive cir·cle

obsolete term for the addition of a secondary affection that limits or arrests the progress of the primary affection, as is thought to occur when pneumothorax supervenes on pulmonary tuberculosis, the former having a therapeutic effect on the latter.
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Classics tried to push on throughout quarters three and four with some fantastic blocking moves by the defensive circle and excellent interceptions centre court, but Northshore proved the better team on the night as they extended their lead to comfortably win the match.
The defence stood firm but another corner was awarded from a foot in the defensive circle.
Feeley attacks with a big stick and has been effective clearing the ball out of the defensive circle. Gallo is fast and agile, with good stick skills and the potential to finish plays within the circle.
DESPAIR Students show their anger VOICE USI president Gary Redmond addresses crowd TENSE Mounted gardai face stand-off STRUGGLE Protester at sit-in is dragged away by gardai REMOVED A man is taken away during disturbances STANDOFF Gardai form a defensive circle outside the Department of Finance yesterday as student protesters vent their fury
New signing Janet Coulburne and Hannah Reid look to be building a good understanding with each other in the defensive circle.