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baptism
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Moby Dick
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  • There is a deal of obscurity concerning the identity of the species thus multitudinously baptised.
  • But by and by, he said, he would return,—as soon as he felt himself baptized again.
  • "No," said Peleg, "and he hasn’t been baptized right either, or it would have washed some of that devil’s blue off his face."
  • "Ego non baptizo te in nomine patris, sed in nomine diaboli!" deliriously howled Ahab, as the malignant iron scorchingly devoured the baptismal blood.
  • But the suddenly started Pequod was not quick enough to escape the sound of the splash that the corpse soon made as it struck the sea; not so quick, indeed, but that some of the flying bubbles might have sprinkled her hull with their ghostly baptism.

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  • She was baptized at the same church as her grandmother.
  • The Pope said he would baptize Martians if they asked.

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