- skip - Brewer’s

Circumbendibus (A)

.

He took a circumbendibus, i.e. he went round about and round about before coming to the point.

“Partaking of what scholars call the periphrastic and ambagitory, and the vulgar the circumbendibus.”—Sir W. Scott: Waverley, chap. xxiv.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Cinohona
Cincinnatus
Cinderella [little cinder girl]
Cinque Cento
Cinque Ports (The)
Cinter (A)
Cipher
Circe
Circle of Ulloa
Circuit
Circumbendibus (A)
Circumcellians
Circumcised Brethren (in Hudibras)
Circumlocution Office
Ciric-Sceat or Church Scot
Cist (Greek kistê, Latin cista)
Cist Urn (A)
Cistercians
Citadel (A)
Cities
Citizen King (The)