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judicious
used in Moby Dick

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showing good judgment
  • That point is this: The Sperm Whale is in some cases sufficiently powerful, knowing, and judiciously malicious, as with direct aforethought to stave in, utterly destroy, and sink a large ship; and what is more, the Sperm Whale HAS done it.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (64% in)
  • And as for going as cook,—though I confess there is considerable glory in that, a cook being a sort of officer on ship-board—yet, somehow, I never fancied broiling fowls;—though once broiled, judiciously buttered, and judgmatically salted and peppered, there is no one who will speak more respectfully, not to say reverentially, of a broiled fowl than I will.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (12% in)
  • And at last when Ahab was sliding by the vessel, so near as plainly to distinguish Starbuck's face as he leaned over the rail, he hailed him to turn the vessel about, and follow him, not too swiftly, at a judicious interval.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (82% in)

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