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terse
used in Moby Dick

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(Depending upon the context, this can have a negative connotation of minimizing social interaction due to ill feelings.)
  • They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (40% in)

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