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- For as the secrets of the currents in the seas have never yet been divulged, even to the most erudite research; so the hidden ways of the Sperm Whale when beneath the surface remain, in great part, unaccountable to his pursuers;Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (34% in)
erudite = deep scholarly
- Dr. Johnson never attained to that erudition; Noah Webster's ark does not hold it.Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (18% in)
- Did erudite Stubb, mounted upon your capstan, deliver lectures on the anatomy of the Cetacea; and by help of the windlass, hold up a specimen rib for exhibition?Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (75% in)
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