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embedded
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
firmly within
in various senses, including:
  • firmly stuck into — as a thorn into a finger
  • enclosed within — as a fossil within a rock
  • implanted as a part — sometimes specifically of a reporter living with a military unit
  • The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (45% in)
  • It so chanced that almost upon first cutting into him with the spade, the entire length of a corroded harpoon was found imbedded in his flesh, on the lower part of the bunch before described.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (85% in)

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