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canon
used in Moby Dick

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a canonical requirement
Definition
an official or established rule or principle; or a collection of such rules or principles (often in reference to rules or principles of a church)
  • The mincer now stands before you invested in the full canonicals of his calling.
    Chapters 94-96 — A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (45% in)

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  • ...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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