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niche
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a smaller market within a larger market — such as the market for scissors designed for people who are left-handed

or:

a role for which someone is especially well-suited

or:

a shallow recess, cranny or crevice
  • With this prospect before him, we shall get Fred into the right niche somehow, and I hope I shall live to join your hands.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (87% in)

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