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anomaly
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • She presents the curious anomaly of the most solid masonry joining with oak and hemp in constituting the completed ship.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (50% in)
  • Now as this law, under a modified form, is to this day in force in England; and as it offers in various respects a strange anomaly touching the general law of Fast and Loose-Fish, it is here treated of in a separate chapter, on the same courteous principle that prompts the English railways to be at the expense of a separate car, specially reserved for the accommodation of royalty.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (75% in)

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