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appellation
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
word or words by which someone or something is known or classified  — such as a person or wine-growing region
  • And so the appellation must at last have come to be bestowed upon the whale from which this spermaceti was really derived.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (38% in)
  • I shall enumerate them by their fore-castle appellations; for possibly such a list may be valuable to future investigators, who may complete what I have here but begun.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (82% in)
  • The rest of his body was so streaked, and spotted, and marbled with the same shrouded hue, that, in the end, he had gained his distinctive appellation of the White Whale; a name, indeed, literally justified by his vivid aspect, when seen gliding at high noon through a dark blue sea, leaving a milky-way wake of creamy foam, all spangled with golden gleamings.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (39% in)
  • It is called slobgollion; an appellation original with the whalemen, and even so is the nature of the substance.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (24% in)

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