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susceptible
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Moby Dick
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  • …inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelope; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.

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  • susceptible to colds
  • Not being susceptible to contradicting evidence, it is not a testable hypothesis.
    George F. Will

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