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They remained in a circle about him and his fire, displaying an arrogance of possession that shook his courage born of the morning light.
"You ain't got me yet!" he cried, savagely shaking his fist at the hungry beasts; and at the sound of his voice the whole circle was agitated, there was a general snarl, and the she-wolf slid up close to him across the snow and watched him with hungry wistfulness.
He extended the fire into a large circle. Inside this circle he crouched, his sleeping outfit under him as a protection against the melting snow.
The man attempted to step out of his circle of flame, but the wolves surged to meet him.
The circle of flame and coals was breaking into segments with openings in between.
Once he awakened, and in an opening in the circle, directly in front of him, he saw the she-wolf gazing at him.
The one thing which we seek with insatiable desire is to forget ourselves, to be surprised out of our propriety, to lose our sempiternal memory and to do something without knowing how or why; in short to draw a new circle. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Conversation is a game of circles. In conversation we pluck up the termini which bound the common of silence on every side.
The natural world may be conceived of as a system of concentric circles, and we now and then detect in nature slight dislocations which apprise us that this surface on which we now stand is not fixed, but sliding.
Whilst the eternal generation of circles proceeds, the eternal generator abides.
The circle had tightened till he could feel the breaths of the huskies on his flanks.
Beginning with the circle on the right of the perpendicular, a circle of approximately the correct size is drawn.
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Teachers will want to balance their instruction between whole class and literature circle units.
9 Use tape to attach the paper circle at hole "A" about 2.5 cm (1 in.) from the top of the pencil.