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contusion
used in Moby Dick

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an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration (bruising)
  • Some sprained shoulders, wrists, and ankles; livid contusions; wrenched harpoons and lances; inextricable intricacies of rope; shattered oars and planks; all these were there; but no fatal or even serious ill seemed to have befallen any one.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (51% in)

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