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chronicle
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a record of events (typically written) or the act of recording or telling of the events
  • The whale has no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler, you will say.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (88% in)
  • THE WHALE NO FAMOUS AUTHOR, AND WHALING NO FAMOUS CHRONICLER?
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (88% in)
  • ...you must be a thorough whaleman, to see these sights; and not only that, but if you wish to return to such a sight again, you must be sure and take the exact intersecting latitude and longitude of your first stand-point, else so chance-like are such observations of the hills, that your precise, previous stand-point would require a laborious re-discovery; like the Soloma Islands, which still remain incognita, though once high-ruffed Mendanna trod them and old Figuera chronicled them.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (97% in)
  • Perhaps a very little thought will now enable you to account for those repeated whaling disasters—some few of which are casually chronicled—of this man or that man being taken out of the boat by the line, and lost.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (91% in)
  • Akin to the adventure of Perseus and Andromeda—indeed, by some supposed to be indirectly derived from it—is that famous story of St. George and the Dragon; which dragon I maintain to have been a whale; for in many old chronicles whales and dragons are strangely jumbled together, and often stand for each other.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (13% in)

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