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fray
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Moby Dick
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fray
Used in
Moby Dick
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  • But once Tashtego's senior, an old Gay-Head Indian among the crew, superstitiously asserted that not till he was full forty years old did Ahab become that way branded, and then it came upon him, not in the fury of any mortal fray, but in an elemental strife at sea.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: into the fray
as in: frayed cloth
as in: frayed nerves
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