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  • But the only thing to be considered here, is this—what kind of oil is used at coronations?
  • It is well known that at the coronation of kings and queens, even modern ones, a certain curious process of seasoning them for their functions is gone through.
  • Certain I am, however, that a king’s head is solemnly oiled at his coronation, even as a head of salad.
  • Think of that, ye loyal Britons! we whalemen supply your kings and queens with coronation stuff!
  • By hints, I asked him whether he did not propose going back, and having a coronation; since he might now consider his father dead and gone, he being very old and feeble at the last accounts.
  • For, like the Coronation banquet at Frankfort, where the German Emperor profoundly dines with the seven Imperial Electors, so these cabin meals were somehow solemn meals, eaten in awful silence; and yet at table old Ahab forbade not conversation; only he himself was dumb.
  • And who could tell whether, in that congregated caravan, Moby Dick himself might not temporarily be swimming, like the worshipped white-elephant in the coronation procession of the Siamese!

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  • She watched Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
  • looked more like a coronation than an inauguration

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