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enigma
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • For me, I silently recalled the mysterious shadows I had seen creeping on board the Pequod during the dim Nantucket dawn, as well as the enigmatical hintings of the unaccountable Elijah.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (56% in)
  • Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a certain juncture of this post-mortemizing of the whale; and had you strolled forward nigh the windlass, pretty sure am I that you would have scanned with no small curiosity a very strange, enigmatical object, which you would have seen there, lying along lengthwise in the lee scuppers.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (37% in)

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