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rapt
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Moby Dick
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  • In what rapt ether sails the world, of which the weariest will never weary?
  • That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator’s desk.

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  • She watched with rapt attention.
  • We all listened with rapt attention as she described the accident.

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