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tedious
used in Moby Dick

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boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
  • Unmindful of the tedious rope-ladders of the shrouds, the men, like shooting stars, slid to the deck, by the isolated backstays and halyards; while Ahab, less dartingly, but still rapidly was dropped from his perch.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (43% in)
  • From the chocks it hangs in a slight festoon over the bows, and is then passed inside the boat again; and some ten or twenty fathoms (called box-line) being coiled upon the box in the bows, it continues its way to the gunwale still a little further aft, and is then attached to the short-warp—the rope which is immediately connected with the harpoon; but previous to that connexion, the short-warp goes through sundry mystifications too tedious to detail.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (85% in)

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