Roundabout
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Circuitous; going round; indirect; as, roundabout speech.

2. (a.) Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive.

3. (n.) A horizontal wheel or frame, commonly with wooden horses, etc., on which children ride; a merry-go-round.

4. (n.) A dance performed in a circle.

5. (n.) A short, close jacket worn by boys, sailors, etc.

6. (n.) A state or scene of constant change, or of recurring labor and vicissitude.

Strong's Hebrew
6128. aqalqal -- crooked
... Word Origin from aqal Definition crooked NASB Word Usage crooked ways (1), roundabout
(1). byway, crooked way. From aqal; winding -- by(-way), crooked way. ...
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Second Missionary Journey
... The first journey was through Cyprus, where Barnabas was well acquainted, and through
that section of Asia Minor roundabout the province of Cilicia, where Paul ...
/.../sell/bible studies in the life of paul/study iv second missionary journey.htm

The Glory of the Cross
... though we be, in these very days; forgotten it, most of us, so utterly, that in
order to bring you back to it, I must take a seemingly roundabout road. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/the good news of god/sermon ii the glory of.htm

The Kinds and Degrees of Error
... We finally arrived at the place where we were going, but only by a roundabout way,
and upon learning of the ambush, we were glad to have erred and gave thanks ...
/.../augustine/handbook on faith hope and love/chapter v the kinds and.htm

A Private Enquiry
... God will speak to you; but it will be in warning, and in a roundabout way, and not
face to face, with his lip to your ear, as he has been wont to do while you ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/a private enquiry.htm

Ambition in Service.
... Roundabout every church is a fringe of deep, sometimes a deep fringe and broad,
of those practically untouched by the warm message of Jesus; and around every ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on service/ambition in service.htm

The New Passover
... The curiously roundabout way in which they are directed to the 'upper room' is only
explicable on the supposition that it was intended to keep them in the dark ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the new passover.htm

Corinthians. God's Yea; Man's Amen
... Everywhere else we have only peradventures, hopes, fears, guesses more or less doubtful,
and roundabout inferences as to His disposition and attitude towards us ...
/.../romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/ii corinthians gods yea mans.htm

A Calm Evening, Promising a Bright Morning
... Their roundabout way of going to work by sending a messenger was an insult to their
brother, though it may have been meant as honour to the viceroy. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/a calm evening promising a.htm

The Nature of Error. All Error is not Hurtful, Though it is Man's ...
... Yet I arrived at the place whither I was bent, though by a roundabout route; and
when I heard of the ambush, I congratulated myself on my mistake, and gave ...
/.../augustine/the enchiridion/chapter 17 the nature of error.htm

Go Forth, O Ye Daughters of Zion, and Behold King Solomon with the ...
... in Himself, it would be a more reasonable direction to bid the beginner seek Him
in that way in the first place, instead of sending him the roundabout way of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/11 go forth o ye.htm

Thesaurus
Roundabout (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Circuitous; going round; indirect; as, roundabout
speech. ... Multi-Version Concordance Roundabout (3 Occurrences). ...
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Rounded (7 Occurrences)

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Circuitous (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as,
a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end. ...
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Circumlocution (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The use of unnecessarily wordy, indirect or
roundabout language; a paraphrase. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Round (664 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Roundabout (3 Occurrences)

Judges 5:6
In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways ceased, and the travellers walked through byways.
(See NAS)

2 Samuel 13:34
But Absalom fled. And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came much people by the way of the hill-side behind him.
(See JPS)

2 Kings 3:9
So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom by a roundabout way for seven days: and there was no water for the army or for the beasts they had with them.
(BBE NIV)

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