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Word: aperture

Definition: opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light


Sentences Containing 'aperture'

He kept his word; twice a day he cast out, through the barred aperture, the provisions his jailer brought him at first gayly, then with deliberation, and at last with regret.
Edmond was obliged to assist him, for otherwise he would not have been able to enter by the small aperture which led to Dantes'chamber.
He remained motionless and pensive, his eyes fixed on the gloomy aperture that was open at his feet.
The aperture of the rock had been closed with stones, then this stucco had been applied, and painted to imitate granite.
The aperture was already sufficiently large for him to enter, but by waiting, he could still cling to hope, and retard the certainty of deception.
The OPERCULAR VALVES of Cirripedes are those which close the aperture of the shell.
Over the edge there peeped a clean-cut, boyish face, which looked keenly about it, and then, with a hand on either side of the aperture, drew itself shoulder-high and waist-high, until one knee rested upon the edge.
The ejaculation had been drawn from my companion by the fact that our door had been suddenly dashed open, and that a huge man had framed himself in the aperture.
The woman was standing in the aperture, the darkness of the hall behind her, the yellow light from my lamp beating upon her eager and beautiful face.
Glancing upward, I saw the aperture, a small blue disk, in which a star was visible, while little Weena's head showed as a round black projection.
Swinging myself in, I found it was the aperture of a narrow horizontal tunnel in which I could lie down and rest.

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