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vernacular
used in Moby Dick

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a characteristic language of a particular group
  • At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round—thought, upon the whole, he would do so—he ought to—justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (75% in)

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