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grievous
used in Moby Dick

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very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
  • But this was very far North, be it remembered, where beer agrees well with the constitution; upon the Equator, in our southern fishery, beer would be apt to make the harpooneer sleepy at the mast-head and boozy in his boat; and grievous loss might ensue to Nantucket and New Bedford.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (72% in)

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