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Moby Dick
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  • —Gayer sallies, more merry mirth, better jokes, and brighter repartees, you never heard over your mahogany, than you will hear over the half-inch white cedar of the whale-boat, when thus hung in hangman’s nooses; and, like the six burghers of Calais before King Edward, the six men composing the crew pull into the jaws of death, with a halter around every neck, as you may say.

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  • He smiled then laughed heartily, as if he’d just realized anew the humor in his repartee.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Don’t be a pain" and "Takes one to know one" are standard repartee among girls, but I go much farther than that.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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