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aperture
used in The Time Machine

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
  • Glancing upward, I saw the aperture, a small blue disk, in which a star was visible, while little Weena's head showed as a round black projection.
    Chapter 6 (37% in)
  • Apparently it was considered bad form to remark these apertures; for when I pointed to this one, and tried to frame a question about it in their tongue, they were still more visibly distressed and turned away.
    Chapter 5 (80% in)
  • Swinging myself in, I found it was the aperture of a narrow horizontal tunnel in which I could lie down and rest.
    Chapter 6 (43% in)

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