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tyro
used in Moby Dick

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  • As she slowly drew nigh, from my lofty perch at the fore-mast-head, I had a good view of that sight so remarkable to a tyro in the far ocean fisheries—a whaler at sea, and long absent from home.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (1% in)
  • At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (66% in)
  • When the proper time arrives for cutting up its contents, this apartment is a scene of terror to all tyros, especially by night.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (32% in)

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