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Moby Dick
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  • So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.

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  • The Panama canal was built across the Isthmus of Panama.
  • I live on an isthmus on an island.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch

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