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puh ri muh ter

  • n  the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
  • n  a line enclosing a plane areas
  • n  the size of something as given by the distance around it

  • The worst atrocity yet committed in the Viet Nam war (see pictures opposite) began its course last week when a handful of Viet Cong crawled up to the wall-and-wire perimeter of .
  • Sacked from his job, he nonetheless climbed over the perimeter wall of the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk in August 1980, at age 37, to join the occupation strike.
  • Extending the perimeter, he suggests, makes more sense than handcuffing those with guns.
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