ring around

ring around something

to circle something. The children ringed around the maypole, dancing and singing. The mourners had ringed around the coffin for the final ceremony.
See also: around, ring
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The others drew back and formed a ring around them.
A couple of soldiers snapped the first ring around the neck of a powerful white slave, and one by one the rest of us were herded to our places, and the work of shackling us neck to neck commenced.
And yet they cheered and waved their spears in triumph, and then, instead of falling back upon us as we expected, they ran forward, for a hundred yards or so, after the flying groups of foemen, took possession of a rising knoll of ground, and, resuming their triple formation, formed a threefold ring around its base.
She wore the ring around her neck under her nurse's uniform.
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- Currently, Iran is reviewing the issue of construction of a new rail line in order to lock up the railway ring around the Caspian Sea, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development and CEO of Iranian Railways, Mohsen Pour Seyed Aghaei told Trend Oct.
Place the ring around a young seedling, working it into the ground about an inch.
Ladbrokes spokeswoman Hayley O'Connor was yesterday "sweating" about the result of Elliott's ring around as Beautiful Sound's participation would significantly affect the market.
Byline: A giant ring around Saturn which dwarfs all the planet's others has been discovered by astronomers.
A GIANT ring around Saturn, which dwarfs all the planet's others, has been discovered by astronomers.
A GIANT ring around Saturn which dwarfs all the planet's other rings has been discovered by astronomers.
Shop staff had to ring around rival clubs to get a new supply of K's in .
When fire crews arrived the youngsters formed a ring around the blaze and began throwing beer cans and old furniture at the firefighters.
The researchers, who discovered the small moons, also note that the impact could have created an as-yet-unseen dust ring around Pluto.
Now that he's had a few days to reboot the computers, take Kim Ng out for a conciliatory pint of beer and come to the realization that Milton Bradley is now his problem, is it too much to ask that Ned Colletti stop wearing his San Francisco Giants 2002 World Series ring around his new Dodger Stadium offices?