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in lieu
used in Moby Dick

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instead of
  • They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (94% in)
  • Of things not properly belonging to the room, there was a hammock lashed up, and thrown upon the floor in one corner; also a large seaman's bag, containing the harpooneer's wardrobe, no doubt in lieu of a land trunk.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (77% in)

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