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I am a quite enormous key,
To a mystery you'll never see.
If many of me left eyeless bait,
Then I am lower, long and straight.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ 'bait' and 'straight' reused! Dupe! frantically flags /s $\endgroup$
    – n_plum
    Jun 6, 2017 at 13:24
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    $\begingroup$ "Long time" - There's a 29 minute difference between the post times :P $\endgroup$
    – n_plum
    Jun 6, 2017 at 13:36
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    $\begingroup$ @n_palum On a good day I can solve a riddle in 40 seconds. 29 minutes is an eternity. $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2017 at 13:38
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    $\begingroup$ @Forklift, i also have an explanation for the two first lines! $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2017 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ Wow. I'm blushing. $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2017 at 14:33

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is the answer:

space

I am a quite enormous key,

largest key on the keyboard

To a mystery you'll never see.

you can't actually see a space, a space is blank or the absence of something

If many of me left eyeless bait,

tab is a bunch of spaces. Eyeless = "i"-less, so bait => bat, left = leftwards which translates bat to tab (ty MrGrj and Hugh)

Then I am lower, long and straight.

longest lowest straight (hopefully all your keys are straight) key on the keyboard

title

a play on the word frontier, the space frontier, final frontier (ty Forklift)

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    $\begingroup$ Bingo, you got it! :-D But I intended a slightly different interpretation for line 2, and you still need to solve line 3. Also, what about the title? $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2017 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ Line 3 : There is no icon on the space bar ? $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2017 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ Line 3 has a much more precise interpretation. $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2017 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ Title is likely Star Trekkian in nature. $\endgroup$
    – Forklift
    Jun 6, 2017 at 14:18
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    $\begingroup$ Bat = tab (reversed) :-D $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2017 at 19:15

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