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hoary
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
old-fashioned

or more rarely:  appearing old

even more rarely:  covered with fine whitish hairs or down
  • Leviathan maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary.
    Extracts (9% in)
  • "Speak, thou vast and venerable head," muttered Ahab, "which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (12% in)

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