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intricate
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
complicated — having many complexly arranged elements
  • It is by endless subdivisions based upon the most inconclusive differences, that some departments of natural history become so repellingly intricate.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (42% in)
  • All these particulars are faithfully narrated here, as they will not fail to elucidate several most important, however intricate passages, in scenes hereafter to be painted.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (**% in)
  • Holding by a shroud, Starbuck was standing on the quarter-deck; at every flash of the lightning glancing aloft, to see what additional disaster might have befallen the intricate hamper there; while Stubb and Flask were directing the men in the higher hoisting and firmer lashing of the boats.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (30% in)

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