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oblong
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The voice came from an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall.
  • To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston’s arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating.
  • An oblong slip of newspaper had appeared between O’Brien’s fingers.
  • It was an oblong wire cage with a handle on top for carrying it by.

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  • First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • It was oblong and white with rounded edges.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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