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distort
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
  • Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (89% in)

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