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epicure
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a person who loves fine food and drink
  • But, as yet, Stubb heeded not the mumblings of the banquet that was going on so nigh him, no more than the sharks heeded the smacking of his own epicurean lips.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (27% in)
  • ...axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed,...
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (77% in)
  • ...lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (77% in)

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