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obituary
used in Moby Dick

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a notice of someone's death — usually printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • Do you suppose that that poor fellow there, who this moment perhaps caught by the whale-line off the coast of New Guinea, is being carried down to the bottom of the sea by the sounding leviathan—do you suppose that that poor fellow's name will appear in the newspaper obituary you will read to-morrow at your breakfast?
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (61% in)

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