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 for To circle in
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Circle \Cir"cle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Circled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Circling.] [OE. cerclen, F. cercler, fr. L. circulare to
     make round. See Circle, n., and cf. Circulate.]
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     1. To move around; to revolve around.
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              Other planets circle other suns.      --Pope.
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     2. To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to
        encircle. --Prior. Pope.
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              Their heads are circled with a short turban.
                                                    --Dampier.
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              So he lies, circled with evil.        --Coleridge.
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     To circle in, to confine; to hem in; to keep together; as,
        to circle bodies in. --Sir K. Digby.
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