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acute
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
  • But to render this acuteness at all successful in the end, the wind and the sea must be the whaleman's allies; for of what present avail to the becalmed or windbound mariner is the skill that assures him he is exactly ninety-three leagues and a quarter from his port?
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (36% in)
  • The acute policy dictating these movements was sufficiently vindicated at daybreak, by the sight of a long sleek on the sea directly and lengthwise ahead, smooth as oil, and resembling in the pleated watery wrinkles bordering it, the polished metallic-like marks of some swift tide-rip, at the mouth of a deep, rapid stream.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (1% in)

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