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Moby Dick
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Moby Dick
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  • All the numerous implements which have been in use are likewise faithfully cleansed and put away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Some of them have little boxes of dentistical-looking implements, specially intended for the skrimshandering business.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You shuddered as you gazed, and wondered what monstrous cannibal and savage could ever have gone a death-harvesting with such a hacking, horrifying implement.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now it needs a strong, nervous arm to strike the first iron into the fish; for often, in what is called a long dart, the heavy implement has to be flung to the distance of twenty or thirty feet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • *The whaling-spade used for cutting-in is made of the very best steel; is about the bigness of a man's spread hand; and in general shape, corresponds to the garden implement after which it is named; only its sides are perfectly flat, and its upper end considerably narrower than the lower.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run amuck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: implement the action
as in: a small implement
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