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tyro
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Moby Dick
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  • As she slowly drew nigh, from my lofty perch at the fore-mast-head, I had a good view of that sight so remarkable to a tyro in the far ocean fisheries—a whaler at sea, and long absent from home.
  • At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
  • When the proper time arrives for cutting up its contents, this apartment is a scene of terror to all tyros, especially by night.

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  • grown far beyond the shaky tyro she seemed just a season ago
  • comes off as too much the tyro to be a President

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