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craven
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
exceedingly cowardly; or someone who is exceedingly cowardly
  • For worm-like, then, oh! who would craven crawl to land!
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (53% in)
  • A happy-go-lucky; neither craven nor valiant; taking perils as they came with an indifferent air; and while engaged in the most imminent crisis of the chase, toiling away, calm and collected as a journeyman joiner engaged for the year.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (49% in)
  • But thou sayest, methinks that white-lead chapter about whiteness is but a white flag hung out from a craven soul; thou surrenderest to a hypo, Ishmael.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (93% in)
  • Accursed fate! that the unconquerable captain in the soul should have such a craven mate!
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (54% in)

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