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foible
used in Moby Dick

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a peculiar behavioral trait in an individual — perhaps a weakness, but never important
  • But this is a harmless little foible in the English whale-hunters, which the Nantucketer does not take much to heart; probably, because he knows that he has a few foibles himself.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (14% in)
  • But this is a harmless little foible in the English whale-hunters, which the Nantucketer does not take much to heart; probably, because he knows that he has a few foibles himself.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (13% in)

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