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amour
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
  • We saw young Leviathan amours in the deep.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (88% in)
  • ...in these modern days still preserve much of the ghostly aboriginalness of earth's primal generations, when the memory of the first man was a distinct recollection, and all men his descendants, unknowing whence he came, eyed each other as real phantoms, and asked of the sun and the moon why they were created and to what end; when though, according to Genesis, the angels indeed consorted with the daughters of men, the devils also, add the uncanonical Rabbins, indulged in mundane amours.
    Chapters 49-51 — The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (54% in)

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