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adorn
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
to decorate — especially a person
  • At one end a ruminating tar was still further adorning it with his jack-knife, stooping over and diligently working away at the space between his legs.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (51% in)
  • Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks and snowy breakers.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (31% in)
  • And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun.
    Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (36% in)

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