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periphery
used in A Thousand Acres

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Definition
the outside boundary or surface of something;

or more rarely:  outside the area of main activity
  • These wells, thrusting downward some three hundred feet, still dot the township, and there were seven around the peripheries of our farm.
    p. 45.9
  • Some of the junk half buried in weeds around the periphery had been there so long that paths circumnavigated it, and I started up one of these, toward a stand of hackberries and hawthorns.
    p. 247.4

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