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junction
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the place where two or more things come together
  • At the crotch or junction, these flukes slightly overlap, then sideways recede from each other like wings, leaving a wide vacancy between.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (24% in)
  • By adroit management the wooden float is made to rise on the other side of the mass, so that now having girdled the whale, the chain is readily made to follow suit; and being slipped along the body, is at last locked fast round the smallest part of the tail, at the point of junction with its broad flukes or lobes.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (12% in)

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