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

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
1. Conceptional Volition

629. Circuit.

   NOUN:CIRCUIT, round-about way, digression, detour, circumbendibus [humorous], circumambience, circumambiency, circumambulation, ambages, loop; winding (circuition) [See Circuition]; zigzag (deviation) [See Deviation].
   VERB:GO ROUND ABOUT, circumambulate, perform a circuit, make a circuit, go out of one’s way; make a detour; meander (deviate) [See Deviation].
  lead a pretty dance; beat about, – the bush; make two bites of a cherry.
   ADJECTIVE:CIRCUITOUS, circumambient, circumambulatory, indirect, roundabout; zigzag (deviating) [See Deviation]; backhanded.
   ADVERB:IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY; by a side wind, by an indirect course; from pillar to post.
   QUOTATION:The longest way round is the shortest way home.