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filial
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Moby Dick
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  • These are the times, when in his whale-boat the rover softly feels a certain filial, confident, land-like feeling towards the sea; that he regards it as so much flowery earth; and the distant ship revealing only the tops of her masts, seems struggling forward, not through high rolling waves, but through the tall grass of a rolling prairie: as when the western emigrants’ horses only show their erected ears, while their hidden bodies widely wade through the amazing verdure.

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  • tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial respect would allow
  • An F1 hybrid is the first filial generation of seeds/plants or animal offspring resulting from a cross mating of distinctly different parental types.

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