I’m buying

make the rounds, drink the rounds with Shak, Holyday and
Dryden.
the rounds, the rounds–the rounded part of the thigh of
a beef animal
                         between the leg and the rump
much like the best part of Arlene spread
                         bedward in a frosty St. Louis
evening.
a round dance.
                         a round of parties.
                         the
course of the night watchman.
                         a
single distribution
                         as of drinks
to each member of a group.
                         a
single shot from a group of guns or
                         ammunition from a single shot:    see me with
Arlene.
                         or hear:
applause, cheering, etc.,–a salvo.
                         a slice
of bread.
                         3 minutes in boxing and sex.
                         in golf,
a number of holes.
                         also
in Arlene.
                         in music,
a short song to be repeated several times.
                         a
brewer’s vessel for holding beer.
                         a
gentleman soldier who has to make them.
                         a
rumour that gets about.
                         or see Luke xix.     43.   :
Thine enemies shall compass thee round.
                         a
course longer than a direct course.

roundabout.
runaround.
                         rabbit and greyhouse,
round and round.

here and there.
                         nowhere with a rotating movement.

from the beginning to the end
                         of a period of time.

to reverse direction
                         to become completely full
to lose angularity and become
                         plump.

to turn the prow of a ship
                         towards the wind.

a roundel, a roundelay
                         (Arlene again).
                         a roundeleer.
                         a
rounder.
                         a
round-fish.
                         a
Roundhead (1642-1652).
                         a
roundhouse.
                         a
roundtail
                         (Gila robusia Arlenia)
                         a
roundworm.

                         to
complete.
                         to
finish.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1990
Source
Original manuscript