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Moby Dick
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  • But if his eyes were broad as the lens of Herschel’s great telescope; and his ears capacious as the porches of cathedrals; would that make him any longer of sight, or sharper of hearing?
  • That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator’s desk.

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  • She carries a capacious bag.
  • There is a capacious writing-table in the room on which is a pretty large accumulation of papers.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House

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