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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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  • eagerly accepted and devoured, the fact of youth is established. 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 4, [1] But the might-have-been
    1 KB (121 words) - 23:07, 3 June 2016
  • 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) - 21:32, 25 April 2016
  • superlative most doltish) Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid. Herman Melville, Moby-Dick Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends' glarings
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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 (98 words) - 00:36, 18 January 2016
  • 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
    897 bytes (66 words) - 21:44, 27 April 2016
  • comparable) Capable of being expressed in words, especially audibly. 1850, Herman Melville, White Jacket, ch. 92, An utterable nausea oppressed me. 1917, Jack
    625 bytes (63 words) - 01:16, 26 April 2016
  • 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
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  • participle of strain straining ‎(plural strainings) The act by which one strains. Sundry violent gaspings and strainings. — Herman Melville. trainings
    563 bytes (22 words) - 23:17, 25 April 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
    681 bytes (58 words) - 03:08, 13 June 2016
  • / Or lustrous orb of sun or star by night, / Be ye my Gods. 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 1, [3] It was a hot noon
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  • (especially on a ship); a doorway with a hatch rather than a door 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 22, [1] Up through the
    955 bytes (58 words) - 18:38, 6 June 2016
  • convivialist (category Requests for quotation/Herman Melville)
    convivialists) A person of convivial habits. (archaic) A person who drinks alcohol. (Can we find and add a quotation of Herman Melville to this entry?)
    232 bytes (29 words) - 04:44, 24 June 2016
  • 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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  • 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
    3 KB (211 words) - 06:12, 17 June 2016
  • most problematical) doubtful or disputed dubious or ambiguous 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 8, [1] The salt seer
    821 bytes (54 words) - 16:49, 13 June 2016
  • 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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  • mentioned in the Bible. A male given name, very rarely used. 1851 Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 16: Oh! he ain’t Captain Bildad; no, and he ain’t
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  • 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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