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corrosion
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a state of deterioration — especially in metals
  • It so chanced that almost upon first cutting into him with the spade, the entire length of a corroded harpoon was found imbedded in his flesh, on the lower part of the bunch before described.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (85% in)
  • So deep did they go; and so ancient, and corroded, and weedy the aspect of the lowermost puncheons, that you almost looked next for some mouldy corner-stone cask containing coins of Captain Noah, with copies of the posted placards, vainly warning the infatuated old world from the flood.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (28% in)
  • "Give way!" cried Ahab to the oarsmen, and the boats darted forward to the attack; but maddened by yesterday's fresh irons that corroded in him, Moby Dick seemed combinedly possessed by all the angels that fell from heaven.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (78% in)

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