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used in Oryx and Crake

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related to an outer boundary; or related to the key issue but not of central importance

or of computers:  equipment connected by cable to the main computer — such as a printer
  • When they reached the peripheral wall, there was another one, a woman.
    p. 352.5
  • He has to shoot one pigoon before he reaches the peripheral wall: it was just having a good stare, but he was certain it was a scout, it would have told the others.
    p. 358.2

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