To round in


  • "I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola."
    "I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To round in (Naut) To haul up; usually, to haul the slack of (a rope) through its leading block, or to haul up (a tackle which hangs loose) by its fall.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

William peering round his brother in order to talk to Miss Cannon William peering round his brother in order to talk to Miss Cannon


  • Jean Paul Richter
    “Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.”
  • Bob Dylan
    “Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!”


In literature:

In his efforts to escape the hogs, the boy had wallowed round in the muck.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
There was no use trying to proceed without a guide, for they might find themselves going round and round in a circle.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
There was a time when they used to sing in the forest round the old Abbey Himmerode, as they now do in the valley of Honnef.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
He was hissed all round the playground, and finally had to barricade himself in his study to escape further persecution.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
The rest, seeing him fall in, would be sure to wheel round, and gallop off in a different direction.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
And now the wind of favour began to change, so that in the next round boys shouted encouragement to Mercer.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
Kunzi, in his alarm, turned round suddenly, as if he had expected to find his comrade hidden in a corner.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
In vain the priests who stood round endeavoured to persuade her to die in the faith of Rome.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Captain Murray stood in the gangway to hand in his guests, who were soon seated in easy camp chairs, on cloaks and cushions round the skylight.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
That was Ugly's half-hour of sport, in which he was always sure to bring two or three rabbits round to the guns.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the evening, before turning in, I went round to see how the poor fellows were getting on.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Keep a look round; in case the former should appear, we may have to fly for our lives.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
We hurriedly climbed to the top of it, then cast our eyes round in every direction.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
They used to sit in a semicircle round the door of our tent.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
In the garden all kinds of sweet things seemed to be blooming the whole year round.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
In less than an hour she was close to the reef, where she rounded-to and backed her topsails in order to survey the coast.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Nell sat in the stern, and Drake lay at her feet, his arms round her, his face upturned to hers.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Under the guidance of Noel Fox, the midshipmen made the round of the vessel, the Sub explaining everything to them in detail.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Here also a capital player must be on the top of his game to get round in anything like bogey.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
I took it from him in the verandah, and sent him off round to the kitchen to refresh himself.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables

In poetry:

I love thy hidden truth to seek
All round, in sea, on shore;
The arts whereby like gods we speak—
Thy will to me is more.
"Noontide Hymn" by George MacDonald
Yet saw he something in the lives
Of those who'd ceased to live
That rounded them with majesty
Which living failed to give.
"The Casterbridge Captains" by Thomas Hardy
He, tho' tempests round Him roll,
Feels a sacred calm of soul;
Breathing, to his latest breath,
Joy in life, and hope in death.
"Hymn Written For The Rev. Mr. Walker, Of Chichester." by William Hayley
So Josephine in early bloom,
Was blighted by death's cruel blast,
While weeping round her early tomb,
We joy to know, she is not lost.
"On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Wilmington" by David John Scott
What! Don’t believe in fairies!
When they’re round you everywhere!
See them- who needs to see them?
You simply know they’re there.
"Fairies" by Alice Guerin Crist
"Closer, fiercer, round they gathered,
Not a natural cry escaped her,
Helpless clung to her her mother,
Hand in hand they went together.
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Carl Froch stopped Lucian Bute in the fifth round in his hometown Saturday night to claim the IBF super- middleweight title.
Carl Froch stopped Lucian Bute in the fifth round in his hometown Saturday night to claim the IBF super-middleweight title.
Devils won't be a pushover to Flyers in Round 2.
Sarah Starling advances to next round in singing competition.
A few days ago, a man in Seattle came home and found his dog had eaten his tickets to the MASTERS practice round in Georgia today.
Wisconsin's recall candidates are due to turn in another round of campaign finance reports.
In 11 years with the Dolphins, Twilley worked his way from a 17th-round draft pick to a go-to guy for Bob Griese in the Super Bowl years of the early 1970s.
The Sabers defeated Punahou School of Oahu, 89 to 18, in the championship round.
It's round two of the presidential debates, with Sens Barack Obama and John McCain going toe to toe in a town hall format –- a McCain favorite.
NCAA president Mark Emmert says another round of conference realignment could be sparked by schools trying to improve their chances to play in the proposed four-team college football playoff.
To start her first round in the Ladies PGA National Championship Tournament.
Harlem, GA --Harlem's baseball team suffered a 10-8 loss to Troup in the first round of the Georgia Class 3-A state playoffs as the Bulldogs season came to an end.
The first game against Bishop Brossart… the Bobcats used timely shooting to advance in to the second round.
SOME readers have been tempted to add Marine Le Pen 's 18% share of the first-round vote to Nicolas Sarkozy's 27.1% in order to assess the sitting president's chances of winning on Sunday.
The US Bureau of Land Management has decided to give the public more time to comment on a controversial plan to round up more than 600 wild horses in the Jackson Mountains northwest of Winnemucca.

In science:

Concentration gradients in the diluted sample tend to round off a transition and affect the measurements of critical behavior drastically.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
Concentration gradients in the diluted anti-ferromagnetic samples tend to round off a transition and affect the measurements of critical behavior drastically.
Random Field Ising Model
Unfortunately, generalized roundness is very difficult to estimate in general, and for this reason there are only very few examples of metric spaces for which the exact value is known.
Some remarks on generalized roundness
Due to rounding errors, even if the initial matrix has two identical columns, exact-zero pivots hardly ever occur in practice.
The Problem with the Linpack Benchmark Matrix Generator
Whenever a node p needs to use random bits, p xors the random bits generated for p by all of the nodes d rounds in the past, using the history collected at p. A similar argument to Lemma 3.4 can be used to show that the conversion scheme is correct.
Randomization Adaptive Self-Stabilization
The HB+ protocol requires at least 80 rounds , in each of which the RFID tag is expected to generate a 224 bit random value, in order to attain an 80-bit security level.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
Compared to the chaotic laser, the intrinsic phase noise of a free-running laser is confirmed in true randomness, which only depends on its inherent quantum mechanical properties and does not need the external optical feedback to laser thereby introducing photon round trip period.
Truly Random Number Generation Based on Measurement of Phase Noise of Laser
Note: The computation of Y in Step 2 is vulnerable to round-off errors.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
Adding then randomness to any odd term, e.g. to the one spin term as in (1.2), then rounds the discontinuity in all of them.
On Spin Systems with Quenched Randomness: Classical and Quantum
To see why this is hard, let us compare ρ to a loop winding round a finite ladder in a similar fashion, traversing every edge once in each direction.
Locally finite graphs with ends: a topological approach
These two key facts allow to use randomized rounding in connection with integer linear programming.
Randomized Rounding for Routing and Covering Problems: Experiments and Improvements
It is clear that randomized rounding has a higher change to increase the congestion if there are many congestion constraints satisfied with equality in the relaxation. ∀e ∈ E : (cid:80)k Therefore, the heuristic we suggest is to resolve the LP with the following modifications.
Randomized Rounding for Routing and Covering Problems: Experiments and Improvements
By gradient-based rounding, we attempt to identify the best pair of variables to select for adjustment in each step.
Randomized Rounding for Routing and Covering Problems: Experiments and Improvements
This assumption is problematic, since due to the early-stopping nature of the algorithm used in , the different nodes may terminate each invocation of a consensus at different rounds, leading to a problem with the synchronized starts assumption.
Simple Gradecast Based Algorithms
In the IR, beyond 3mm, it is perfectly feasible to observe all year round, the temperature being cold enough to facilitate day time observations.
Astronomy in Antarctica