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interminable
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
seemingly endless; or long and unpleasant — such as boring or annoying
  • The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-coloured squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade—owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves irregularly rolled up at various times—this same arm of his, I say, looked for all the world like a strip of that same patchwork quilt.
    Chapters 4-6 -- The Counter-Pane; Breakfast; The Street (2% in)

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