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complement
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
add to something to make it better or complete

or more rarely:

a quantity of something that is considered complete
  • But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father's influence could prevail.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (77% in)
  • In like manner, the Greenland whalers sailing out of Hull or London, put in at the Shetland Islands, to receive the full complement of their crew.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (95% in)

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