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congeal
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
transition from a liquid to a thicker liquid or solid; or the firming of anything such as an idea
  • So, with his ivory leg inserted into its accustomed hole, and with one hand firmly grasping a shroud, Ahab for hours and hours would stand gazing dead to windward, while an occasional squall of sleet or snow would all but congeal his very eyelashes together.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (91% in)
  • Further on, from the bright red windows of the "Sword-Fish Inn," there came such fervent rays, that it seemed to have melted the packed snow and ice from before the house, for everywhere else the congealed frost lay ten inches thick in a hard, asphaltic pavement,—rather weary for me, when I struck my foot against the flinty projections, because from hard, remorseless service the soles of my boots were in a most miserable plight.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (28% in)
  • It is tough with congealed tendons—a wad of muscle—but still contains some oil.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (18% in)

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