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aperture
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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Definition
an opening  — especially a small one that controls the amount of light admitted for a camera or microscope

or:

the measured diameter of the opening
  • Over the edge there peeped a clean-cut, boyish face, which looked keenly about it, and then, with a hand on either side of the aperture, drew itself shoulder-high and waist-high, until one knee rested upon the edge.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (87% in)
  • The ejaculation had been drawn from my companion by the fact that our door had been suddenly dashed open, and that a huge man had framed himself in the aperture.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (43% in)
  • The woman was standing in the aperture, the darkness of the hall behind her, the yellow light from my lamp beating upon her eager and beautiful face.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (52% in)

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