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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cercle, Cerkill, -yll, n. [ME. cerkyll(e, cerkle, cercle, OF. cercle, L. circulus. See Cirkill n.] A circle. c1400 Troy-bk. I. 503.
A cercle that turnys im heven On some ane of the planetes seven
c1420 Wynt. vi. 1423.
A cerkill was Sene apperand as off bras
Ib. 1426.
That cerkyll than was rede abowte
1456 Hay II. 108/5.
The diverse movingis of the planetis … and schortnes of cercleis
Ib. 113/32.
This is first the science of cercleis and roundellis
1554 Haddington Acc. MS.
For … allevin of the tolbutht spouttis & cerkellis mendin

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