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efface
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Moby Dick
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  • Nor even down to so late a time as Cuvier’s, were these or almost similar impressions effaced.
  • Almost every night they were brought out; almost every night some pencil marks were effaced, and others were substituted.
  • Besides all the other phenomena which the exterior of the Sperm Whale presents, he not seldom displays the back, and more especially his flanks, effaced in great part of the regular linear appearance, by reason of numerous rude scratches, altogether of an irregular, random aspect.

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  • She always effaces herself when she is with him.
  • Your dear thoughts have now effaced That beauty that so won me at the outset.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac

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