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uncouth
used in Moby Dick

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lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
  • And besides all this, there was a certain lofty bearing about the Pagan, which even his uncouthness could not altogether maim.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (9% in)
  • ...then he can readily be incorporated into this System, according to his Folio, Octavo, or Duodecimo magnitude:—The Bottle-Nose Whale; the Junk Whale; the Pudding-Headed Whale; the Cape Whale; the Leading Whale; the Cannon Whale; the Scragg Whale; the Coppered Whale; the Elephant Whale; the Iceberg Whale; the Quog Whale; the Blue Whale; etc. From Icelandic, Dutch, and old English authorities, there might be quoted other lists of uncertain whales, blessed with all manner of uncouth names.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (84% in)

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