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efface
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
remove completely from recognition or memory — sometimes by erasing

or:

to make oneself inconspicuous or unimportant
  • Nor even down to so late a time as Cuvier's, were these or almost similar impressions effaced.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (30% in)
  • Almost every night they were brought out; almost every night some pencil marks were effaced, and others were substituted.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (9% in)
  • Besides all the other phenomena which the exterior of the Sperm Whale presents, he not seldom displays the back, and more especially his flanks, effaced in great part of the regular linear appearance, by reason of numerous rude scratches, altogether of an irregular, random aspect.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (60% in)

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