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Saturday, September 03, 2005

The word for the day...

The word for today is circumvallate:

cir·cum·val·late
tr.v. cir·cum·val·lat·ed, cir·cum·val·lat·ing, cir·cum·val·lates
To surround with or as if with a rampart.
adj.
  1. Surrounded with or as if with a rampart.
  2. Anatomy. Surrounded by a ridge or raised, wall-like structure.
circum·val·lation n.

Now, we use it in a sentence:

According to reports from a Red Cross representative, New Orleans has been effectively circumvallated. Relief supplies are not being allowed in, nor are refugees being allowed out.

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