circumpose

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From Latin circumpōno (I put round)

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circumpose (third-person singular simple present circumposes, present participle circumposing, simple past and past participle circumposed)

  1. (obsolete) To put round; to place around; to place or arrange circularly.
    • 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
      The circumposed air is moved with the Earth.
  2. (obsolete) To place within an encircling space; to pot (a plant).
    • 1693 John Evelyn, De la Quintinie's Compleat Gard'ner 2.152:
      To Circumpose Trees by planting them in Baskets, Pots, and Boxes, or Cases.

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