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stratagem
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a planned way of achieving an end — especially in dealing with others and often involving deceit or some kind of trick
  • But as if perceiving this stratagem, Moby Dick, with that malicious intelligence ascribed to him, sidelingly transplanted himself, as it were, in an instant, shooting his pleated head lengthwise beneath the boat.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (14% in)

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