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rapacious
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
excessively greedy — often destructive
  • Slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (84% in)
  • What to the rapacious landlord is the widow's last mite but a Fast-Fish?
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (64% in)

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