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augment
used in Moby Dick

5 uses
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Definition
enlarge or increase
  • No small number of these whaling seamen belong to the Azores, where the outward bound Nantucket whalers frequently touch to augment their crews from the hardy peasants of those rocky shores.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (94% in)
augment = add to (increase the number of)
  • ...and hundreds of thousands of those who have gone upon the waters; though but a moment's consideration will teach, that however baby man may brag of his science and skill, and however much, in a flattering future, that science and skill may augment; yet for ever and for ever, to the crack of doom, the sea will insult and murder him, and pulverize the stateliest, stiffest frigate he can make; nevertheless, by the continual repetition of these very impressions, man has lost that sense...
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (17% in)
  • The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (86% in)
  • Riotous and disordered as the universal commotion now was, it soon resolved itself into what seemed a systematic movement; for having clumped together at last in one dense body, they then renewed their onward flight with augmented fleetness.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (98% in)
  • Then going through some small strange motions with it—whether indispensable to the magnetizing of the steel, or merely intended to augment the awe of the crew, is uncertain—he called for linen thread; and moving to the binnacle, slipped out the two reversed needles there, and horizontally suspended the sail-needle by its middle, over one of the compass-cards.
    Chapters 124-126 -- The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (29% in)

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