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perimeter
used in The Road by McCarthy

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 standing there checking the perimeter when the boy turned and buried his face against him.
perimeter = the outer edge (in this case, of the area where they were)
  • When it was a bit lighter he rose and walked out and cut a perimeter about their siwash camp looking for sign but other than their own faint track through the ash he saw nothing.
  • He leaned and kissed him and got up and walked out to the edge of the woods and then he walked the perimeter round to see if they were safe.

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