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Moby Dick
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  • …then he can readily be incorporated into this System, according to his Folio, Octavo, or Duodecimo magnitude:—The Bottle-Nose Whale; the Junk Whale; the Pudding-Headed Whale; the Cape Whale; the Leading Whale; the Cannon Whale; the Scragg Whale; the Coppered Whale; the Elephant Whale; the Iceberg Whale; the Quog Whale; the Blue Whale; etc. From Icelandic, Dutch, and old English authorities, there might be quoted other lists of uncertain whales, blessed with all manner of uncouth names.
  • By old English statutory law, the whale is declared "a royal fish.

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  • And yet with all the lights on and the music and the silhouetted figures behind the curtains moving around dancing, there was a strange festivity to the warm autumn air, as if the place were the site of a favorite seasonal fete, as in those old English novels of Sunny’s that I would glance at from time to time.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • In the middle of the 19th century, a 17-year-old English officer was ordered to organize the building of a road from Colombo to Kandy.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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