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posterity
used in Moby Dick

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  • For small erections may be finished by their first architects; grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (85% in)
  • ...the reader, that while in the earlier geological strata there are found the fossils of monsters now almost completely extinct; the subsequent relics discovered in what are called the Tertiary formations seem the connecting, or at any rate intercepted links, between the antichronical creatures, and those whose remote posterity are said to have entered the Ark; all the Fossil Whales hitherto discovered belong to the Tertiary period, which is the last preceding the superficial formations.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (37% in)
  • Yea, more than equally, thought Ahab; since both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (9% in)
  • Yea, more than equally, thought Ahab; since both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (9% in)

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