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hereditary
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  • Scorning a turnstile wheel at her reverend helm, she sported there a tiller; and that tiller was in one mass, curiously carved from the long narrow lower jaw of her hereditary foe.
  • A short, stout, ruddy young fellow, very pugnacious concerning whales, who somehow seemed to think that the great leviathans had personally and hereditarily affronted him; and therefore it was a sort of point of honour with him, to destroy them whenever encountered.
  • Nor, in some things, does the common, hereditary experience of all mankind fail to bear witness to the supernaturalism of this hue.
  • Nay, Senor; hereabouts in this dull, warm, most lazy, and hereditary land, we know but little of your vigorous North.
  • For not only are whalemen as a body unexempt from that ignorance and superstitiousness hereditary to all sailors; but of all sailors, they are by all odds the most directly brought into contact with whatever is appallingly astonishing in the sea; face to face they not only eye its greatest marvels, but, hand to jaw, give battle to them.
  • Nevertheless, it cannot be denied, that upon the whole they are hereditarily entitled to EMBONPOINT.
  • What are the Duke of Dunder’s hereditary towns and hamlets but Fast-Fish?
  • But from the same point, take mankind in mass, and for the most part, they seem a mob of unnecessary duplicates, both contemporary and hereditary.
  • In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively; hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.

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  • It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.
  • It is an unfortunate hereditary condition that is not easily detected even by the regular and thorough cardiac screening.

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