Then upon the ends y, and u, at the distances ou, and ys; let two peripheries meet in the point r.
When we feel a weakening at the center we feel a horror in the peripheries.
These serve, by friction, to drive the bobbins which rest upon their peripheries.
For let the circles agree, and then shall equall inscripts and peripheries agree.
The fusees are fixed obliquely and not tangentially to their peripheries.
The angles in the center or periphery of equall circles, are as the peripheries are upon which they doe insist: And contrariwise.
Here Euclide doth by congruency comprehende two peripheries in one, and so doe we comprehend them.
Therefore if the angles be unequall, the peripheries likewise shall be unequall.
The peripheries of this row of cylinders are cut in figures, according to the design of the pattern to be worked.
The same principle, that of using discs with figures on their peripheries, is employed in present-day calculating machines.
late 14c., "atmosphere around the earth," from Old French periferie (Modern French périphérie), from Medieval Latin periferia, from Late Latin peripheria, from Greek peripheria "circumference, outer surface, line round a circular body," literally "a carrying around," from peripheres "rounded, moving round, revolving," peripherein "carry or move round," from peri- "round about" (see peri-) + pherein "to carry" (see infer). Meaning "outside boundary of a surface" attested in English from 1570s; general sense of "boundary" is from 1660s.
periphery pe·riph·er·y (pə-rĭf'ə-rē)
The outermost part or region within a precise boundary; the part away from center.
The outer surface of a solid.