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garrison
used in Moby Dick

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a military post or the troops stationed there
  • ...that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run amuck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (70% in)

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