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miasma
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Moby Dick
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  • …between the flinging of the two harpoons; and I think it may have been something more than that; the man who darted them happening, in the interval, to go in a trading ship on a voyage to Africa, went ashore there, joined a discovery party, and penetrated far into the interior, where he travelled for a period of nearly two years, often endangered by serpents, savages, tigers, poisonous miasmas, with all the other common perils incident to wandering in the heart of unknown regions.

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  • Jem, sitting beside him, was squint-eyed, miasmal, and mute, as he always was in the morning.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The red miasma swam before her eyes; her stomach churned in ITs rhythm.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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