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Moby Dick
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  • Retribution, swift vengeance, eternal malice were in his whole aspect, and spite of all that mortal man could do, the solid white buttress of his forehead smote the ship's starboard bow, till men and timbers reeled.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a flying buttress
as in: buttress the defenses
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