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pomp
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
ceremonial elegance and splendor

or:

(archaic) a pretentious or vain display
  • And never having been anywhere in the world but in Africa, Nantucket, and the pagan harbors most frequented by whalemen; and having now led for many years the bold life of the fishery in the ships of owners uncommonly heedful of what manner of men they shipped; Daggoo retained all his barbaric virtues, and erect as a giraffe, moved about the decks in all the pomp of six feet five in his socks.
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (88% in)

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  • ...with the annual tidings of their own fidelity; and though directly from the Latin word for white, all Christian priests derive the name of one part of their sacred vesture, the alb or tunic, worn beneath the cassock; and though among the holy pomps of the Romish faith, white is specially employed in the celebration of the Passion of our Lord; though in the Vision of St. John, white robes are given to the redeemed, and the four-and-twenty elders stand clothed in white before the...
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (65% in)

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