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fissure
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
a long narrow crack; or its creation — especially in the ground or in rock

or:

a crack in the unity of a group; or its creation
  • The fissure is about a foot across.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (83% in)
  • At the time I now write of, Father Mapple was in the hardy winter of a healthy old age; that sort of old age which seems merging into a second flowering youth, for among all the fissures of his wrinkles, there shone certain mild gleams of a newly developing bloom—the spring verdure peeping forth even beneath February's snow.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (20% in)
  • And if at such times you should think that you really perceived drops of moisture in the spout, how do you know that they are not merely condensed from its vapour; or how do you know that they are not those identical drops superficially lodged in the spout-hole fissure, which is countersunk into the summit of the whale's head?
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (17% in)

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