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rudimentary
used in Moby Dick

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basic level; or early stages
  • If you attentively regard almost any quadruped's spine, you will be struck with the resemblance of its vertebrae to a strung necklace of dwarfed skulls, all bearing rudimental resemblance to the skull proper.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (23% in)
  • Also forget not the strange fact that of all things of ill-savor, Cologne-water, in its rudimental manufacturing stages, is the worst.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (57% in)

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