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arid
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
lacking sufficient water or rainfall

or:

lacking vitality or spirit
  • Only some thirty arid summers had he seen; those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (12% in)
  • Nor is it, altogether, the remembrance of her cathedral-toppling earthquakes; nor the stampedoes of her frantic seas; nor the tearlessness of arid skies that never rain; nor the sight of her wide field of leaning spires, wrenched cope-stones, and crosses all adroop (like canted yards of anchored fleets); and her suburban avenues of house-walls lying over upon each other, as a tossed pack of cards;—it is not these things alone which make tearless Lima, the strangest, saddest city thou...
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (87% in)

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