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English citations of circumvallation

  • 1907 — To this end he throws up parallels and trenches of approach; works round and round his quarry with anxious circumspection; he draws up synopses and line of circumvallation; he disciplines himself in descriptions, characters and critiques; hesitates often; enters “subjects for composition” formally in a note-book. — Thomas Secombe, Introduction to William H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Peru