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timorous
used in Moby Dick

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timid (fearful) or shy
  • But if there happen to be an unduly slender, clumsy, or timorous wight in the ship, that wight is certain to be made a ship-keeper.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (70% in)

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