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- Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (70% in)
fastidious = excessively concerned with matters of taste
- Wherefore, it seems to me you had best not be too fastidious in your curiosity touching this Leviathan.Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (45% in)
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