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canny
used in Moby Dick

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cleverness in dealing with others — especially in business
  • ——————_ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT LONG, WILLIS ELLERY, NATHAN COLEMAN, WALTER CANNY, SETH MACY, AND SAMUEL GLEIG, Forming one of the boats' crews OF THE SHIP ELIZA Who were towed out of sight by a Whale, On the Off-shore Ground in the PACIFIC, December 31st, 1839.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (5% in)

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