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faction
used in Moby Dick

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a sub-group with some interests not shared by the entire group
  • How wildly it heightens the effect of that passage in Froissart, when, masked in the snowy symbol of their faction, the desperate White Hoods of Ghent murder their bailiff in the market-place!
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (80% in)

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