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roundabout

1. Brit a revolving circular platform provided with wooden animals, seats, etc., on which people ride for amusement; merry-go-round
2. a road junction in which traffic streams circulate around a central island
3. an informal name for boring mill
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The sixth mini-roundabout studied by the team is not described because it is on a college campus and serves mainly bicycle traffic.
He said: "If I'd driven over that mini-roundabout today - now it's been repainted - I would deserve to be fined.
Sure enough, a week later when we went to look at the Globe Mill plans their architect said there may be a need for - wait for it - not one, but two sets and both at the mini-roundabout.
group at Morpeth claims a consultant leading a review of the town's lights gave them hope at the meeting that a reinstatement of a mini-roundabout may be on the cards.
Local campaigners welcomed the review saying they hope it will result in the removal of controversial traffic lights and the re-instatement of the previous mini-roundabout at the busy junction next to the Telford Bridge, over the River Wansbeck.
They also said they are thinking of putting a mini-roundabout at the bottomofProspect Place to slowthe traffic down when funds are available.
Safety fears were raised after a CARP apparently toppled over at a mini-roundabout in Strathclyde while travelling at only 15mph.
A MINI-ROUNDABOUT is to be installed along the busy Coventry Road at Hill Top, Nuneaton.
Andrew Kitch, 35, was seen by a traffic officer with the pack in his left hand feeding the cheese and onion snacks into his mouth with his right as he negotiated a mini-roundabout.
A Northumbria Police traffic officer spotted him as he negotiated a mini-roundabout in Benton Lane, North Tyneside, on December 14 last year.
However, I do agree with the letter writer from Lingards Community Association that the presence of this mini-roundabout should be properly signposted on all four roads leading into it.
Local opposition to the lights has resulted in a 2,500-name protest petition, a march through the town by hundreds of opponents and a packed public meeting which demanded the immediate removal of the traffic signals and the return of the previous mini-roundabout at the junction.