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acquaint
used in Moby Dick

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to cause to know; or to cause to be familiar with
  • To all this I joyously assented; for besides the affection I now felt for Queequeg, he was an experienced harpooneer, and as such, could not fail to be of great usefulness to one, who, like me, was wholly ignorant of the mysteries of whaling, though well acquainted with the sea, as known to merchant seamen.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (98% in)
  • For though the harpooneers, with the great body of the crew, were a far more barbaric, heathenish, and motley set than any of the tame merchant-ship companies which my previous experiences had made me acquainted with, still I ascribed this—and rightly ascribed it—to the fierce uniqueness of the very nature of that wild Scandinavian vocation in which I had so abandonedly embarked.
    Chapters 28-30 -- Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (9% in)
  • Why to the man of untutored ideality, who happens to be but loosely acquainted with the peculiar character of the day, does the bare mention of Whitsuntide marshal in the fancy such long, dreary, speechless processions of slow-pacing pilgrims, down-cast and hooded with new-fallen snow?
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (84% in)
  • Now, to any one not fully acquainted with the ways of the leviathans, it might seem an absurdly hopeless task thus to seek out one solitary creature in the unhooped oceans of this planet.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (10% in)

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