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gesticulate
used in Moby Dick

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to make gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • ...they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and...
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (77% in)

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