traffic circle


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The neighborhood is part of the modern city built by Khedive Ismail in the 19th century, which was envisioned as a Paris on the Nile, with wide boulevards, traffic circles and stately European-style architecture. Samy Magdy, Fox News, "Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents," 15 Aug. 2018 Patrick Martin, who is chief of the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., told jurors last month that Mr. Slatten had fired the first shots at the traffic circle, setting off the chaotic episode. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Ex-Blackwater Security Guard Is Convicted of Murder in Baghdad Shooting," 19 Dec. 2018 The young drink seller, identified only as Mark, was held up at gunpoint Saturday while hawking lemonade at a traffic circle near the entrance to his community in Monroe. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Arrest made in gunpoint robbery of North Carolina boy's lemonade stand," 9 Aug. 2018 For any new presidential team, the challenges of adapting to Washington include navigating a capital with its own unceasing rhythms and high-pitched atmospherics, not to mention a maze of madness-inducing traffic circles. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "‘Viciousness’: Trump aides endure public fury toward president’s policies," 9 July 2018 After the first shots were fired, other guards unleashed machine-gun fire and grenades around the traffic circle, leaving the Kia a smoldering pile of metal and dozens of Iraqis shot. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Ex-Blackwater Guard Goes to Trial for Third Time in Less Than Five Years," 5 Nov. 2018 Circa Central Park is a modernist concrete building, with a curved facade facing a traffic circle. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Harlem Penthouse Sale Sets Uptown Record at More Than $9 Million," 27 Oct. 2018 As the game played out, residents from all corners of Tijuana gathered to watch by the traffic circle with the giant statue of the Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc, the traditional venue for soccer victory celebrations. Sandra Dibble,, "¡Viva Korea! Losing to Sweden, Mexican soccer fans cheer Korean team," 27 June 2018 But even as the crowd observed a moment of silence for those who died in the protests, a little over a mile away Sandinista Youth dismantled a memorial to the victims that had sprung up in a traffic circle. Washington Post, "In Nicaragua, deadly protest crackdown spurs Ortega critics," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of traffic circle

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic circle was in 1942

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English Language Learners Definition of traffic circle

US : a circular area where two or more roads meet and on which all vehicles must go in the same direction

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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