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interlude
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a short period with an activity different than that occurring during longer periods before or after it

or:

music:  brief music played between longer sections of a musical work
  • It came in as a sort of brief interlude and solo between more extensive performances.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (20% in)
  • When this interlude was over, Captain Mayhew began a dark story concerning Moby Dick; not, however, without frequent interruptions from Gabriel, whenever his name was mentioned, and the crazy sea that seemed leagued with him.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (45% in)
  • As, after this interlude, the seamen resumed their work upon the jacket of the whale, many strange things were hinted in reference to this wild affair.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (66% in)
  • Often, in mild, pleasant weather, for twelve, fifteen, eighteen, and twenty hours on the stretch, they were engaged in the boats, steadily pulling, or sailing, or paddling after the whales, or for an interlude of sixty or seventy minutes calmly awaiting their uprising; though with but small success for their pains.
    Chapters 112-114 -- The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (79% in)

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