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periphery
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
the outside boundary or surface of something;

or more rarely:  outside the area of main activity
  • I helped him construct a sturdy stick barricade around the periphery so the jungle animals and village goats would not come in and wreck our tender vegetables when they came.
    Book 1 — Genesis (77% in)
  • Just as they used to do when we first arrived here, they materialized one by one out of the moist air and the bamboo thickets until they'd formed a silent, watchful circle around the periphery of our yard.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (94% in)

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