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slit

[slit]
(design engineering)
A long, narrow opening through which radiation or streams of particles enter or leave certain instruments.
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Then he stood back again, and his slits of eyes almost faded from his face in one fat Chinese sneer.
Through the slits in the grotesque mask she could see his eyes upon her and she guessed the sardonic smile that the mask hid.
queried Norman of Torn, his eyes narrowing to mere slits and face hardening.
They shot down the slit, plebeians all, but it followed pompously like royalty.
Such quasi-muscles abounded in the crablike handling-machine which, on my first peeping out of the slit, I watched un- packing the cylinder.
Her under lip was slit that it might support a rude pendant of copper which she had worn for so many years that the lip had been dragged downward to prodigious lengths, exposing the teeth and gums of her lower jaw.
her form eclipsed that lighted slit in the gray stone tower.
It was furiously slit and slashed by the knifelike fire from the rifles.
The canyon had become a rocky slit, rising roughly at a steep angle toward what seemed a pass between two abutting peaks.
Helpless, ridiculous, confined, bobbing like a toy mandarin, you sit like a rat in a trap--you, before whom butlers cringe on solid land--and must squeak upward through a slit in your peripatetic sarcophagus to make your feeble wishes known.
Neither squeals of hogs nor tears of visitors made any difference to them; one by one they hooked up the hogs, and one by one with a swift stroke they slit their throats.
The half-caste had just dragged Meriem into the rear chamber as Korak's sharp knife slit a six foot opening in the tent wall, and Korak, tall and mighty, sprang through upon the astonished visions of the inmates.