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Moby Dick
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  • It is well known that at the coronation of kings and queens, even modern ones, a certain curious process of seasoning them for their functions is gone through.
  • Immemorial to all his order, this investiture alone will adequately protect him, while employed in the peculiar functions of his office.

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  • If I say, that in any creature breathing is only a function indispensable to vitality, inasmuch as it withdraws from the air a certain element, which being subsequently brought into contact with the blood imparts to the blood its vivifying principle, I do not think I shall err; though I may possibly use some superfluous scientific words.

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purpose, job, or natural activity
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work or operate -- sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
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a social event or ceremony -- especially one attended for work or out of a sense of duty
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saying one results from another; or saying that the amount of one thing is dependent upon the value of another.
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computer code that performs a specific task
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a formula or mathematical expression that describes a relationship between variables
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