Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 629 (Circuit)

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#629. Circuit. -- N. circuit, roundabout way, digression, detour, circumbendibus, ambages[obs], loop; winding &c. (circuition) 311[obs]; zigzag &c. (deviation) 279.

V. perform a circuit; go round about, go out of one's way; make a detour; meander &c. (deviate) 279.

lead a pretty dance; beat about the bush; make two bites of a cherry.

Adj. circuitous, indirect, roundabout; zigzag &c. (deviating) 279; backhanded.

Adv. by a side wind, by an indirect course; in a roundabout way; from pillar to post.