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collateral
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Moby Dick
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collateral
Used in
Moby Dick
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  • Inferable from these statements, are many collateral subtile matters touching the chase of whales.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Like all sea-going ship carpenters, and more especially those belonging to whaling vessels, he was, to a certain off-handed, practical extent, alike experienced in numerous trades and callings collateral to his own; the carpenter's pursuit being the ancient and outbranching trunk of all those numerous handicrafts which more or less have to do with wood as an auxiliary material.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Though, consumed with the hot fire of his purpose, Ahab in all his thoughts and actions ever had in view the ultimate capture of Moby Dick; though he seemed ready to sacrifice all mortal interests to that one passion; nevertheless it may have been that he was by nature and long habituation far too wedded to a fiery whaleman's ways, altogether to abandon the collateral prosecution of the voyage.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: collateral for a loan
as in: collateral evidence
as in: collateral damage in the battle
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