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aspersion
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a verbal attack on a person's character or good name
  • Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (58% in)

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