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used in 1984 by Orwell

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an elongated shape — typically of a stretched circle that is longer than an oval, but occasionally used to describe a rectangle
  • The voice came from an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall.
    p. 2.1
  • 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.
    p. 37.7
  • An oblong slip of newspaper had appeared between O'Brien's fingers.
    p. 246.9
  • It was an oblong wire cage with a handle on top for carrying it by.
    p. 283.7

There are no more uses of "oblong" in 1984 by Orwell.

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