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strenuous
used in Moby Dick

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energetic; or physically or mentally difficult or requiring endurance
  • Some hours after midnight, the Typhoon abated so much, that through the strenuous exertions of Starbuck and Stubb—one engaged forward and the other aft—the shivered remnants of the jib and fore and main-top-sails were cut adrift from the spars, and went eddying away to leeward, like the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.
    Chapters 121-123 — Midnight, on the Forecastle; Midnight, Aloft; The Musket (43% in)

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