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malediction
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
  • The long, barbed steel goblets were lifted; and to cries and maledictions against the white whale, the spirits were simultaneously quaffed down with a hiss.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (99% in)
  • But the predestinated mate coming still closer to him, where the Lakeman stood fixed, now shook the heavy hammer within an inch of his teeth; meanwhile repeating a string of insufferable maledictions.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (51% in)

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