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presto
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
musical tempo that is very fast
  • And then, presto!
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (1% in)
  • That instant the stricken whale started on a fierce run, the line swiftly straightened; and presto! poor Pip came all foaming up to the chocks of the boat, remorselessly dragged there by the line, which had taken several turns around his chest and neck.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (82% in)

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