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allege
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
claim (asserted without proof)
  • In the abridged London edition of 1807, there are plates of an alleged "whale" and a "narwhale."
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (24% in)
  • And as for the matter of the alleged uncleanliness of our business, ye shall soon be initiated into certain facts hitherto pretty generally unknown, and which, upon the whole, will triumphantly plant the sperm whale-ship at least among the cleanliest things of this tidy earth.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (60% in)
  • It will readily be seen that in this case the alleged right of the Duke to the whale was a delegated one from the Sovereign.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (92% in)
  • But some specimen bones of it being taken across the sea to Owen, the English Anatomist, it turned out that this alleged reptile was a whale, though of a departed species.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (44% in)

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