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small circle

Any circle on the surface of a sphere that is not a great circle. It is the circular intersection on a sphere of any plane that does not pass through the center of the sphere.

small circle

[′smȯl ′sər·kəl]
(geodesy)
A circle on the surface of the earth, the plane of which does not pass through the earth's center.
(mathematics)
The intersection of a sphere with a plane that does not pass through the center of the sphere.
(navigation)
A planned or accomplished route of travel which is generated by the intersection of a sphere and a plane which does not pass through the center of the sphere.

small circle

A circle on the surface of the sphere (earth) whose plane does not pass through the center of the sphere. All parallels of latitude except the equator are small circles.
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Cut three small circles of ready rolled puff pastry and place on a baking sheet.
Work your way up and down each one all the while making small circles with your fingers.
In bygone years, it is highly possible incidents like this would never have been widely known outside small circles in the sport.
Famous traditional sweets include "nahsh" which is made of dough strips saturated in milk, ghee and sugar and then stuffed with cream and covered with syrup, and "qatayef" which conists of small circles of sweet dough filled with walnuts or cream and then baked in the oven or fried in oil before being covered in syrup.
Top Tip: Moving the sander in small circles will help to create a smooth finish.
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But they still have the same small circles of intimacy as ever," the New York Daily News quoted the Economist as saying.
Raise arms out to side Start with small circles with your hands and gradually increase Hands should feel light Keep speed moderate After 15 seconds switch directions and repeat Complete each direction twice
Allison is currently receiving Cymbalta and spends her days awaiting surgery, using her sole flipper to swim in endless small circles.
Roll out pastry and cut into six small circles or one large, about 3mm thick.
Mix the cheese with the flour and spoon small circles of the mixture on to the paper, each one about 5cm wide and just 2mm deep.
Let's face it--the insurance industry travels in the same small circles, so it may be worth it to reach out to existing clients and assure them your business is still sound.