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appellation
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Moby Dick
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  • And so the appellation must at last have come to be bestowed upon the whale from which this spermaceti was really derived.
  • I shall enumerate them by their fore-castle appellations; for possibly such a list may be valuable to future investigators, who may complete what I have here but begun.
  • The rest of his body was so streaked, and spotted, and marbled with the same shrouded hue, that, in the end, he had gained his distinctive appellation of the White Whale; a name, indeed, literally justified by his vivid aspect, when seen gliding at high noon through a dark blue sea, leaving a milky-way wake of creamy foam, all spangled with golden gleamings.
  • It is called slobgollion; an appellation original with the whalemen, and even so is the nature of the substance.

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  • Addison peered over his glasses at Enoch and said, "And by what appellation, dare I ask, are you denominated?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • In fact, it becomes even more troubling a notion to consider how quickly the memory of the store will fade away, once it reopens as something else, say a bookshop or a beauty salon, and how swiftly, too, the appellation of "Doc Hata" will dwindle and pass from the talk of the town, if it’s not completely gone already.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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