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Ring

A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.

ring

See pit.
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Samoan prop Kylie Leuluai did his best to make up for the absence of Peacock with a series of crunching runs and hits while Carl Ablett maintained his spectacular rise to prominence and Danny McGuire and Brent Webb produced the dazzling handling to run rings around the Warrington defence.
He could probably have run rings around everyone else on the pitch, but he wasn't being flash.
The ex-Chancellor will be pitted against Business Secretary Peter Mandelson who has run rings around opponents since his return from Brussels.
Rachael Micallef, TV Licensing spokeswoman for Wales, said: "TV Licensing's database of more than 29 million UK addresses means that our enquiry officers run rings around would-be evaders.
FEW people run rings around Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, but the stunt driver who does exactly that in the live action arena at MPH '07 in Birmingham is deemed so dangerous that he's virtually uninsurable.
It just shows you can run rings around the world - as he did so recently - but you still can't escape the wagging finger that reminds you that `at your age' you should somehow know better
Hartson - who the consensus suggests is 'just the kind of player Boro need' - may be able to run rings around Patrick Thistle and Dunfermline but, when it mattered at the Millennium Syadium, he failed to rise to the challenge.
John Arnold, of Revival Motorsport, said: "The originals will still run rings around many modern racing cars.