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 Circuit.Circumcell’ians. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Circumbendibus (A).
 
He took a circumbendibus, i.e. he went round about and round about before coming to the point.   1
        “Partaking of what scholars call the periphrastic and ambagitory, and the vulgar the circumbendibus.”—Sir W. Scott: Waverley, chap. xxiv.
 


 Circuit.Circumcell’ians. 

 
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