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savor
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to take great pleasure from; or the pleasure or flavor enjoyed
  • In a few moments the savoury steam came forth again, but with a different flavor, and in good time a fine cod-chowder was placed before us.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (90% in)
  • However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (85% in)
  • Though the certainty of this criterion is far from demonstrable, yet it has the savor of analogical probability.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (88% in)
  • Dropping his spade, he thrust both hands in, and drew out handfuls of something that looked like ripe Windsor soap, or rich mottled old cheese; very unctuous and savory withal.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (47% in)
  • Also forget not the strange fact that of all things of ill-savor, Cologne-water, in its rudimental manufacturing stages, is the worst.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (57% in)
  • The consequence is, that upon breaking into the hold, and unloading one of these whale cemeteries, in the Greenland dock, a savor is given forth somewhat similar to that arising from excavating an old city grave-yard, for the foundations of a Lying-in-Hospital.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (61% in)
  • It was a collection of furnaces, fat-kettles, and oil sheds; and when the works were in full operation certainly gave forth no very pleasant savor.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (64% in)

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