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not employed

Synonyms:

not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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Correct spelling:
orifice
Definition:
Any aperture or opening.

Synonyms:

noun
body
opening, orifice, porta.
gap
ravine, Interspace, gaps, cloves.
jaw
mandible, maxilla, Maxillae, Mandibles.
opening
aperture, cavity, chasm, door, embouchure, entrance, gap, gate, hatch, inlet, mouth, opening, outlet, pore, portal, slit, spout, vent, window, yawning, eye of a needle, crack, hole.
orifice
opening, porta.
Examples of usage:
  1. But beneath a cluster of bushes, projecting from the upper edge of the bank, was an orifice, barely sufficient to admit the passage of a man's body. – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis
  2. With her two hind- legs stuck into the tube to obtain a purchase and the six others spread around the orifice, the better to perceive on every side the quiver which gives the signal of a capture, the Segestria waits motionless, at the entrance of her funnel, for an insect to become entangled in the snare. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  3. As soon as the animals have taken the fatal spring, they begin to gallop round and round the ring fence, looking for a chance to escape, but with the utmost silence women and children on the outside hold their robes before every orifice until the whole herd is brought in; then they climb to the top of the fence, and, with the hunters who have followed closely in the rear of the buffalo, spear or shoot with bows and arrows or fire- arms at the bewildered animals, rapidly becoming frantic with rage and terror, within the narrow limits of the pound. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  4. But if this Vomica be large, or if its Orifice is wide, and it throws out a great Quantity of Matter at once; or if the Patient is very weak, he dies the Moment it bursts, and that sometimes when it is least expected. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  5. The pseudochrysalis is enclosed in the skin of the secondary larva, a skin which forms a pouch without an orifice, fitted very closely to its contents. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre

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