…profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
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I never learned anything about her except that she had a brother in the FiftySecond Division and a brother in Mesopotamia and she was very good to Catherine Barkley.
Ernest Hemingway -- A Farewell to Arms
There was another good part, that of the king of Mesopotamia; but through so many interruptions, it was difficult to make out what end he served.