1 Beyond that post a fresh pit had been dug in the ground, and near the post and the pit a large crowd stood in a semicircle.
2 They all had their coats unbuttoned and were standing in a semicircle with flushed and animated faces, laughing loudly.
3 The wattle wall the men had brought was set up in a semicircle by the Eighth Company as a shelter from the north, propped up by musket rests, and a campfire was built before it.
4 The servants were called in, the dining-room tables wheeled away, the lights otherwise disposed, the chairs placed in a semicircle opposite the arch.
5 Entering a portal, fastened only by a latch, I stood amidst a space of enclosed ground, from which the wood swept away in a semicircle.
6 After making nearly a semicircle around the pond, they diverged from the water-course, and began to ascend to the level of a slight elevation in that bottom land, over which they journeyed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 22
7 They abandoned one another, abandoned all their heavy baggage, their artillery, and half their men, and fled, getting past the Russians by night by making semicircles to the right.