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solecism
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a grammatical error

or:

a socially awkward or tactless act
  • I assert, then, that in the wondrous bodily whiteness of the bird chiefly lurks the secret of the spell; a truth the more evinced in this, that by a solecism of terms there are birds called grey albatrosses; and these I have frequently seen, but never with such emotions as when I beheld the Antarctic fowl.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (74% in)

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