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insolent
used in Moby Dick

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rudely disrespectful
  • Meanwhile Ahab half smothered in the foam of the whale's insolent tail, and too much of a cripple to swim,—though he could still keep afloat, even in the heart of such a whirlpool as that; helpless Ahab's head was seen, like a tossed bubble which the least chance shock might burst.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (20% in)

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