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vagrant
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Moby Dick
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  • When Captain Sleet in person stood his mast-head in this crow’s-nest of his, he tells us that he always had a rifle with him (also fixed in the rack), together with a powder flask and shot, for the purpose of popping off the stray narwhales, or vagrant sea unicorns infesting those waters; for you cannot successfully shoot at them from the deck owing to the resistance of the water, but to shoot down upon them is a very different thing.

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  • "Bella and Yetta aren’t vagrants," Jane said stoutly.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The next morning, when I arrived at work in another jeans and sneakers ensemble, she seemed startled, as if some strange vagrant had made a wrong turn into the office.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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