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vicarious
used in Moby Dick

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  • The mates regularly relieved each other at the watches, and for aught that could be seen to the contrary, they seemed to be the only commanders of the ship; only they sometimes issued from the cabin with orders so sudden and peremptory, that after all it was plain they but commanded vicariously.
    Chapters 28-30 -- Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (2% in)

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