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concentric
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
shapes having a common center, axis or origin with one inside the other
  • Towards the stern of the boat it is spirally coiled away in the tub, not like the worm-pipe of a still though, but so as to form one round, cheese-shaped mass of densely bedded "sheaves," or layers of concentric spiralizations, without any hollow but the "heart," or minute vertical tube formed at the axis of the cheese.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (67% in)
  • And still in the distracted distance we beheld the tumults of the outer concentric circles, and saw successive pods of whales, eight or ten in each, swiftly going round and round, like multiplied spans of horses in a ring; and so closely shoulder to shoulder, that a Titanic circus-rider might easily have over-arched the middle ones, and so have gone round on their backs.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (79% in)
  • And now, concentric circles seized the lone boat itself, and all its crew, and each floating oar, and every lance-pole, and spinning, animate and inanimate, all round and round in one vortex, carried the smallest chip of the Pequod out of sight.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (98% in)

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