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anatomy
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the medical study of the structure of the body — as in "to study anatomy"

or more rarely:  the structure of a body — as in "a part of the anatomy"

or still more rarely:  any detailed analysis — as in "anatomy of the disaster"
  • Thus speak of the whale, the great Cuvier, and John Hunter, and Lesson, those lights of zoology and anatomy.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (15% in)
  • But it may possibly be conceived that, in the internal parts of the whale, in his anatomy—there, at least, we shall be able to hit the right classification.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (51% in)
  • Nay; what thing, for example, is there in the Greenland whale's anatomy more striking than his baleen?
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (52% in)
  • Did erudite Stubb, mounted upon your capstan, deliver lectures on the anatomy of the Cetacea; and by help of the windlass, hold up a specimen rib for exhibition?
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (75% in)
  • But some specimen bones of it being taken across the sea to Owen, the English Anatomist, it turned out that this alleged reptile was a whale, though of a departed species.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (44% in)

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