To better see all uses of the word
motley
in
Moby Dick
please enable javascript.

motley
Used In
Moby Dick
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • For though the harpooneers, with the great body of the crew, were a far more barbaric, heathenish, and motley set than any of the tame merchant-ship companies which my previous experiences had made me acquainted with, still I ascribed this—and rightly ascribed it—to the fierce uniqueness of the very nature of that wild Scandinavian vocation in which I had so abandonedly embarked.

  • There are no more uses of "motley" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • They are a motley crew.
  • a motley mix of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and other programs

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading