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nuptial
used in Moby Dick

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of or relating to a wedding
  • Not the white bull Jupiter swimming away with ravished Europa clinging to his graceful horns; his lovely, leering eyes sideways intent upon the maid; with smooth bewitching fleetness, rippling straight for the nuptial bower in Crete; not Jove, not that great majesty Supreme! did surpass the glorified White Whale as he so divinely swam.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (9% in)

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