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perturbation
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Moby Dick
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perturbation
Used in
Moby Dick
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  • Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.  (not reviewed by editor)

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perturbation of the orbit
as in: she was perturbed
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