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carrion
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the dead and rotting body of an animal; or (more rarely) animals that eat such flesh
  • But even granting the charge in question to be true; what disordered slippery decks of a whale-ship are comparable to the unspeakable carrion of those battle-fields from which so many soldiers return to drink in all ladies' plaudits?
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (62% in)
  • " 'But as for you, ye carrion rogues,' turning to the three men in the rigging—'for you, I mean to mince ye up for the try-pots;' and, seizing a rope, he applied it with all his might to the backs of the two traitors, till they yelled no more, but lifelessly hung their heads sideways, as the two crucified thieves are drawn.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (75% in)

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