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  • chessman ‎(plural chessmen) (chess) A chess piece. 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 27 Curious to tell, this imperial negro, Ahasuerus Daggoo
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  • unfitted) To make unfit; to render unsuitable, spoil, disqualify. 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick: He [...] added that he was fearful Christianity, or rather
    1 KB (143 words) - 06:53, 18 December 2015
  • whimsiness (category Requests for quotation/Herman Melville)
    whimsiness ‎(uncountable) whimsicality (Can we find and add a quotation of Herman Melville to this entry?)
    89 bytes (16 words) - 00:16, 14 November 2015
  • superlative most doltish) Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid. Herman Melville, Moby-Dick Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends' glarings
    500 bytes (37 words) - 05:11, 12 December 2014
  • domineering ‎(plural domineerings) The act of one who domineers. Herman Melville, Moby-Dick In strange contrast to the hardly tolerable constraint and
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  • studies. containing ‎(plural containings) (in the plural) contents Herman Melville, Pierre “Any, – all words are thine, Isabel; words and worlds with
    1 KB (97 words) - 00:36, 18 January 2016
  • participle of strain straining ‎(plural strainings) The act by which one strains. Sundry violent gaspings and strainings. — Herman Melville. trainings
    576 bytes (22 words) - 11:55, 8 December 2015
  • incompetences) Inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude. 1851: Herman Melville, Moby-Dick ... at the head of a crew, too, chiefly made up of mongrel
    2 KB (111 words) - 20:41, 25 January 2016
  • concealings) An act of concealment. Material, etc. that conceals something. Herman Melville Standing half-befogged upon the mountain of his Fate, all that part
    659 bytes (58 words) - 22:36, 16 July 2015
  • superlative most odoriferous) Having an odor or fragrance. 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 77, The tun of the whale contains by far the most precious
    830 bytes (64 words) - 09:38, 12 December 2015
  • comparable) Capable of being expressed in words, especially audibly. 1850, Herman Melville, White Jacket, ch. 92, An utterable nausea oppressed me. 1917, Jack
    620 bytes (63 words) - 23:48, 21 October 2015
  • participle of stare staring ‎(plural starings) The act of one who stares. Herman Melville, Pierre Then the bewilderingness of the old starings of the solitary
    869 bytes (52 words) - 22:09, 16 July 2015
  • obstacles or delay; not conducive to travel or work; inclement. 1855, Herman Melville, Israel Potter, ch. 17: The wind was right under the land, the tide
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  • him; the overlapping sleeves of which were rolled up on his wrists. — Herman Melville, Moby Dick. pertaining to things which overlap overlapping ‎(plural
    2 KB (68 words) - 16:59, 14 January 2016
  • farther up, the soil becomes clayey and more fit for sugar-canes. 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 11 Because no man can ever feel his own identity
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  • (idiomatic) A man who attracts women and enjoys their company. 1850, Herman Melville, White Jacket, ch. 42: This promenading was chiefly patronised by the
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  • bracing, superlative most bracing) Invigorating or stimulating. 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 13 Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze
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  • past participle unsaid) To withdraw, retract (something said). 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick: And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay
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  • superlative most storied) much talked or written about historical 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 3 Some were storied weapons. With this once long
    949 bytes (82 words) - 23:02, 18 January 2016
  • defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone. 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 19 “Look here, friend,” said I, “if you have anything
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