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  • And besides all this, there was a certain lofty bearing about the Pagan, which even his uncouthness could not altogether maim.
  • …then he can readily be incorporated into this System, according to his Folio, Octavo, or Duodecimo magnitude:—The Bottle-Nose Whale; the Junk Whale; the Pudding-Headed Whale; the Cape Whale; the Leading Whale; the Cannon Whale; the Scragg Whale; the Coppered Whale; the Elephant Whale; the Iceberg Whale; the Quog Whale; the Blue Whale; etc. From Icelandic, Dutch, and old English authorities, there might be quoted other lists of uncertain whales, blessed with all manner of uncouth names.

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  • Jane spat into the fire, the most uncouth, ill-mannered act of her life.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Most of them uncouth, although very few were unearned.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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