circle (n.)
compass, confines, bounds
AYL V.iv.34[Orlando to Duke Senior, of Ganymede's uncle] a great magician, / Obscured in the circle of this forest [also: sense 2]
KJ V.ii.136[Bastard to Lewis the Dauphin, of King John] [he is] well prepared / To whip this dwarfish war ... / From out the circle of his territories
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