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envoy
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Moby Dick
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  • …Jove himself being made incarnate in a snow-white bull; and though to the noble Iroquois, the midwinter sacrifice of the sacred White Dog was by far the holiest festival of their theology, that spotless, faithful creature being held the purest envoy they could send to the Great Spirit with the annual tidings of their own fidelity; and though directly from the Latin word for white, all Christian priests derive the name of one part of their sacred vesture, the alb or tunic, worn beneath…

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  • Iran’s top envoy to the United Nations nuclear agency dismissed the accusation.
  • The envoy asked for an extension of the peace talks.

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