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Ptolemaic System
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Moby Dick
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  • As Ptolemy Philopater testified of the African elephant, I then testified of the whale, pronouncing him the most devout of all beings.

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  • The shapes differ so much they seem to be translations—by Ptolemy, Mercator, Francois Valentyn, Mortier, and Heydt—growing from mythic shapes into eventual accuracy.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • I’ve got about five hundred, but I haven’t got Agrippa or Ptolemy.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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