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[en-gur-dl] /ɛnˈgɜr dl/
verb (used with object), engirdled, engirdling.
to engird.
Origin of engirdle
First recorded in 1595-1605; en-1 + girdle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If it is left till then, one can only engirdle the whole thing with a soft tarred rope and sling it up somehow or anyhow.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
  • Then I beheld, spread out before me, the greater part of Greece, together with the countless islands that engirdle it.

  • Why engirdle its waist in warmth and cordage, and expose its feet to every storm and frost, to mud and snow?

  • If you choose, plant the foot of the ladder in a fiery test and engirdle each round with a forest of thorns.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs

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