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pallid
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color); or anything that lacks energy or liveliness
  • After their departure, taking place in inverted order to their arrival, the canvas cloth was cleared, or rather was restored to some hurried order by the pallid steward.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (17% in)
  • Nor even in our superstitions do we fail to throw the same snowy mantle round our phantoms; all ghosts rising in a milk-white fog—Yea, while these terrors seize us, let us add, that even the king of terrors, when personified by the evangelist, rides on his pallid horse.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (82% in)
  • But as the strange captain, leaning over the pallid bulwarks, was in the act of putting his trumpet to his mouth, it somehow fell from his hand into the sea; and the wind now rising amain, he in vain strove to make himself heard without it.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (2% in)
  • All the yard-arms were tipped with a pallid fire; and touched at each tri-pointed lightning-rod-end with three tapering white flames, each of the three tall masts was silently burning in that sulphurous air, like three gigantic wax tapers before an altar.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (52% in)
  • While this pallidness was burning aloft, few words were heard from the enchanted crew; who in one thick cluster stood on the forecastle, all their eyes gleaming in that pale phosphorescence, like a far away constellation of stars.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (57% in)
  • The tableau all waned at last with the pallidness aloft; and once more the Pequod and every soul on her decks were wrapped in a pall.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (60% in)

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