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aorta
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Moby Dick
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  • ) "The aorta of a whale is larger in the bore than the main pipe of the water-works at London Bridge, and the water roaring in its passage through that pipe is inferior in impetus and velocity to the blood gushing from the whale’s heart."

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  • He suffered a rupture of the aorta.
  • Blamed on bad shellfish, elusive viruses, or an overlooked weakness in the aorta.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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