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ferret out
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
search for and discover through persistent investigation
  • For many years past the whale-ship has been the pioneer in ferreting out the remotest and least known parts of the earth.
    Chapters 22-24 — Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (74% in)

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