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austere
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
  • And for Radney, though in his infancy he may have laid him down on the lone Nantucket beach, to nurse at his maternal sea; though in after life he had long followed our austere Atlantic and your contemplative Pacific; yet was he quite as vengeful and full of social quarrel as the backwoods seaman, fresh from the latitudes of buck-horn handled bowie-knives.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (34% in)

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