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confluence
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a place where things merge or flow together — especially rivers; or a coming together
  • A confluent small-pox had in all directions flowed over his face, and left it like the complicated ribbed bed of a torrent, when the rushing waters have been dried up.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (3% in)
  • But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (27% in)
  • Ripplingly withdrawing from his prey, Moby Dick now lay at a little distance, vertically thrusting his oblong white head up and down in the billows; and at the same time slowly revolving his whole spindled body; so that when his vast wrinkled forehead rose—some twenty or more feet out of the water—the now rising swells, with all their confluent waves, dazzlingly broke against it; vindictively tossing their shivered spray still higher into the air.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (18% in)

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