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retention
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Moby Dick
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  • Furthermore, as his windpipe solely opens into the tube of his spouting canal, and as that long canal—like the grand Erie Canal—is furnished with a sort of locks (that open and shut) for the downward retention of air or the upward exclusion of water, therefore the whale has no voice; unless you insult him by saying, that when he so strangely rumbles, he talks through his nose.

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  • The school is trying to improve freshman retention.
  • Retention of what is read improves when students cultivate an interest in what they are reading.

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