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torrent
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
  • Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!
    Chapters 37-39 -- Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (42% in)
  • A confluent small-pox had in all directions flowed over his face, and left it like the complicated ribbed bed of a torrent, when the rushing waters have been dried up.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (3% in)
  • So that when at last the jerking harpoon drew out, and the towing whale sideways vanished; then, with the tapering force of his parting momentum, we glided between two whales into the innermost heart of the shoal, as if from some mountain torrent we had slid into a serene valley lake.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (78% in)
  • Through the breach, they heard the waters pour, as mountain torrents down a flume.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (94% in)

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