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bland
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
  • There he sat, his very indifference speaking a nature in which there lurked no civilized hypocrisies and bland deceits.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (26% in)
  • These temporary apprehensions, so vague but so awful, derived a wondrous potency from the contrasting serenity of the weather, in which, beneath all its blue blandness, some thought there lurked a devilish charm, as for days and days we voyaged along, through seas so wearily, lonesomely mild, that all space, in repugnance to our vengeful errand, seemed vacating itself of life before our urn-like prow.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (78% in)
  • But the spermaceti itself, how bland and creamy that is; like the transparent, half-jellied, white meat of a cocoanut in the third month of its growth, yet far too rich to supply a substitute for butter.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (74% in)

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