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depose
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to question another under oath and record another's legal statement
  • This is Charing Cross; hear ye! good people all,—the Greenland whale is deposed,—the great sperm whale now reigneth!
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (20% in)
  • Such an idol as that found in the secret groves of Queen Maachah in Judea; and for worshipping which, King Asa, her son, did depose her, and destroyed the idol, and burnt it for an abomination at the brook Kedron, as darkly set forth in the 15th chapter of the First Book of Kings.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (40% in)

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