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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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environ

(verb) Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

Synonyms: border, surround, skirt, ring

Usage: They are everywhere, above us, on our left, on our right; they environ us on all sides.
lazarius
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ENVIRON, among Military Men, relates to that complete inveſtment of a town, or fortreſs, which utterly precludes the acquiſition of ſupplies, or of reinforcements, and, in a general ſenſe, may be ſaid to be the baſis of a blockade. When we ſay that a place is environed, we are not to indiſcriminately conclude, that any circumvallation has taken place; but, that the country round it is ſo completely poſſeſſed by the enemy, as to render any attempt to afford ſuccour to the inhabitants unavailing...

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The Cyclopedia, Or, an Univerſal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

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Mehrdad77
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environ (v.)
late 14c. (implied in environing), "to surround, encircle, encompass," from Old French environer "to surround, enclose, encircle," from environ "round about," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + viron "a circle, circuit," also used as an adverb, from virer "to turn"
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The troopers made a cursory examination of the vehicle and its environs for signs of foul play and then departed.




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Adyl Mouhei
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"Ay me! what perils do environ The man that meddles with cold iron!"

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Environ - Encircle together.
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