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innuendo
used in Moby Dick

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something suggested indirectly — (often a negative comment about someone, or sexual humor)
  • I saw that under the mask of these half humorous innuendoes, this old seaman, as an insulated Quakerish Nantucketer, was full of his insular prejudices, and rather distrustful of all aliens, unless they hailed from Cape Cod or the Vineyard.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (16% in)

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