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auxiliary
used in Moby Dick

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functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity
  • Nor, in some historic instances, has the art of human malice omitted so potent an auxiliary.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (80% in)
  • Like all sea-going ship carpenters, and more especially those belonging to whaling vessels, he was, to a certain off-handed, practical extent, alike experienced in numerous trades and callings collateral to his own; the carpenter's pursuit being the ancient and outbranching trunk of all those numerous handicrafts which more or less have to do with wood as an auxiliary material.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (31% in)

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