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labyrinth
used in Oryx and Crake

5 uses
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Definition
a maze (a complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost)

or:  anything so complicated that it is extremely confusing

or:  a complex anatomical system of interconnecting cavities — especially the inner ear
  • He was to cudgel his brains and spend ten-hour days wandering the labyrinths of the thesaurus and cranking out the verbiage.
    p. 248.3
  • To access the more disgusting and forbidden sites — those for which you had to be over eighteen, and for which you needed a special password — Crake used his Uncle Pete's private code, via a complicated method he called a lily-pad labyrinth.
    p. 86.0
  • Still, they dutifully lit up a joint, hacked into Uncle Pete's digital charge card via a new labyrinth, and started surfing.
    p. 89.6
  • It could be dangerous — it could leave a footprint for anyone who might manage to trace a way through the labyrinth — but Crake did it anyway.
    p. 91.3
  • "I can't risk that with a labyrinth.
    p. 181.1

There are no more uses of "labyrinth" in Oryx and Crake.

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