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atrocious
used in Moby Dick

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exceptionally bad, cruel, or ugly
  • Others of the sailors joined with them in this attempt, and a twisted turmoil ensued; while standing out of harm's way, the valiant captain danced up and down with a whale-pike, calling upon his officers to manhandle that atrocious scoundrel, and smoke him along to the quarter-deck.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (60% in)

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