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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

311. [Curvilinear Motion.] Circuition.

   NOUN:CIRCUITION [archaic], circulation, volutation; turn, curvet; excursion; circumvention, circumnavigation, circumambulation, circumambience or circumambiency, circumflexion, circumfluence [rare], circummigration, circumvolation [rare]; Northwest Passage; wheel, gyre, ambit, compass, lap, circuit [See Circuit].
  turning &c. v.; wrench; evolution; coil, spiral, corkscrew.
   VERB:TURN, bend, wheel; go about, put about [both naut.]; heel; go -, turn- -round, – to the right-about; turn on one’s heel.
  CIRCLE, encircle, circumscribe; circuit; make -, describe- a -circle, – complete circle; go -, pass- through -180°, – 360°; circumnavigate, circumambulate, circumvent; “put a girdle round about the earth” [M. N. D.]; go the round, make the round of, circumvolate [rare], circumflex.
  ROUND; turn -, round- a corner; double a point [naut.]; make a detour (circuit) [See Circuit].
  WIND, circulate, meander; whisk, twirl; twist (convolution) [See Convolution].
  WALLOW, welter, roll, volutate.
   ADJECTIVE:CIRCUITOUS; turning &c. v.; circumforaneous, circumfluent, roundabout; devious, deviatory; circumambient, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumvolant, circumnavigable.
   ADVERB:round about.
   QUOTATION:Throws his steep flight in many an aery wheel.—Milton