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laceration
used in Moby Dick

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a cut — especially of the skin — and often implying that the cut was not clean, but instead left jagged edges
  • Then, in darting at the monster, knife in hand, he had but given loose to a sudden, passionate, corporal animosity; and when he received the stroke that tore him, he probably but felt the agonizing bodily laceration, but nothing more.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (47% in)

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