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stagnant
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Moby Dick
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  • But one transparent blue morning, when a stillness almost preternatural spread over the sea, however unattended with any stagnant calm; when the long burnished sun-glade on the waters seemed a golden finger laid across them, enjoining some secrecy; when the slippered waves whispered together as they softly ran on; in this profound hush of the visible sphere a strange spectre was seen by Daggoo from the main-mast-head.

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  • stagnant water
  • A stagnant bilge along the lower bulkhead filled with wet papers and trash.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road

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