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denizen
used in Moby Dick

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a person or animal that inhabits or frequently visits a particular place
  • —Though this fish, whose loud sonorous breathing, or rather blowing, has furnished a proverb to landsmen, is so well known a denizen of the deep, yet is he not popularly classed among whales.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (59% in)
  • For this part of the Indian Ocean through which we then were voyaging is not what whalemen call a lively ground; that is, it affords fewer glimpses of porpoises, dolphins, flying-fish, and other vivacious denizens of more stirring waters, than those off the Rio de la Plata, or the in-shore ground off Peru.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (4% in)

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