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rown duh bowt

  • n  a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
  • n  a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
  • s  marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    a roundabout paragraph
    hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend
  • s  deviating from a straight course
    a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic

  • A woman places flowers on a floral tribute to the killed Police officers at the Liberty Square roundabout on March 4, 2009 in Lahore, as the city recovers from a terrorist attack .
  • The other way is rather roundabout.
  • As Fiat cruises into the ownership roundabout, Daimler is clearly looking for the exit.
News & Articles

  • Manchester roundabout nears finish
    Saturday June 15, 2013 Manchester roundabout nears finish MANCHESTER -- Work on the roundabout is coming to a close, just in time for the StreetFest celebration on June 21. Planning and construction started last spring, according to Public Information Officer Tricia Hayes, and was originally slated to be a three-year project.
    June 15, 2013 - Bennington Banner
  • Roundabout construction to close Superior Township intersection Monday for the summer
    The intersection of Geddes and Ridge roads in Superior Township will be closed for the summer as crews hired by the Washtenaw County Road Commission convert the four-way-stop intersection into a single-lane roundabout. Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Road...
    June 15, 2013 -
  • Roundabout paving begins; expect delays
    The controversial roundabout is taking shape at the intersection of the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and Barnes Road. Contractors began paving the roundabout today.
    June 14, 2013 - The Martha's Vineyard Times

  • Mohammad Khalil in Reuters
    I was turning the bus toward the stadium near the main roundabout when I saw a rocket fired at us ...... it missed us and hit an electric pole after which all hell broke loose,Khalil told Reuters as he stood by the shattered bus.
  • Kia Joorabchian in Guardian Unlimited
    I don't like the way (Premier League chief executive) Richard Scudamore has, in a roundabout way, made suggestions and dragged me, my players, West Ham and the Premier League through the mud during this period of time,Joorabchian told Sky...
  • Steve Davis in The Age
    We were all down on the floor and (we) weren't going to put our head up for anything. Our bus was just left in the roundabout and despite them getting back to the stadium, no one came back for us,Mr Davis said.

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