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  • to surround with a rampart
         *2004: The settlement is circumvallated by a stake-fence, so decayed that one may gain ingress at a dozen places. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cir`cum*val"late (?), v. t. [L. circumvallatus, p. p. of circumvallare to surround with a wall; circum + vallare to wall, fr. vallum rampart.] To surround with a rampart or wall. Johnson.

Cir`cum*val"late (?), a. 1. Surrounded with a wall; inclosed with a rampart.

2. (Anat.) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation; as, the circumvallate papillæ, near the base of the tongue.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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