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perimeter
used in The Remains of the Day

3 uses
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Definition
the outer edge
The exact meaning of perimeter can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "Stay inside the defensive perimeter." — the outer edges of the area that is defended
  • "It is common on the city's perimeter." — the outer edges of the city
  • "What is the perimeter of the square?" — the sum of the length of the sides of a geometric shape
  • He was clutching his attache case as usual and I could see he was strolling slowly along the path that runs the outer perimeter of the lawn, deeply absorbed in thought.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (66% in)
  • The pond is not a large one - a quarter of a mile around its perimeter perhaps - so that by stepping out to any promontory, one can command a view of its entirety.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (59% in)
  • My footwear is not such as to permit me easily to walk around the perimeter - I can see even from where I now sit the path disappearing into areas of deep mud - but I will say that such is the charm of this spot that on first arriving, I was sorely tempted to do just that.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (60% in)

There are no more uses of "perimeter" in The Remains of the Day.

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