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calamity
used in Moby Dick

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a disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
  • The whole calamity, with the falling form of Macey, was plainly descried from the ship.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (54% in)
  • But at length, such calamities did ensue in these assaults—not restricted to sprained wrists and ankles, broken limbs, or devouring amputations—but fatal to the last degree of fatality; those repeated disastrous repulses, all accumulating and piling their terrors upon Moby Dick; those things had gone far to shake the fortitude of many brave hunters, to whom the story of the White Whale had eventually come.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (23% in)
  • Nevertheless, some there were, who even in the face of these things were ready to give chase to Moby Dick; and a still greater number who, chancing only to hear of him distantly and vaguely, without the specific details of any certain calamity, and without superstitious accompaniments, were sufficiently hardy not to flee from the battle if offered.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (33% in)

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