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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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The small circle round about him believed that the equal of the boy did not exist upon the earth.
Quilt small circles and semi-circles along the straight edges of the D patches as shown.
3 Mix the Cathedral City Extra Mature Cheddar with the flour and spoon small circles of the mixture onto the paper, each one about 5cm wide and just 2mm deep - it should be possible to fit 12 on to an average baking sheet.
Either cut the smallest circles you can from a basil leaf or finely chop the leaves and scrunch into small circles.
Option 2: Dampen the end of a paper towel, wrap it around the end of your index finger and rub it in small circles against the front surfaces of your teeth.
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.
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.