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pilgrim
used in Moby Dick

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someone who journeys to a special place — typically a difficult journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
  • Her ancient decks were worn and wrinkled, like the pilgrim-worshipped flag-stone in Canterbury Cathedral where Becket bled.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (7% in)
  • PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.
    Extracts (28% in)
  • ...weather you may carry your house aloft with you, in the shape of a watch-coat; but properly speaking the thickest watch-coat is no more of a house than the unclad body; for as the soul is glued inside of its fleshy tabernacle, and cannot freely move about in it, nor even move out of it, without running great risk of perishing (like an ignorant pilgrim crossing the snowy Alps in winter); so a watch-coat is not so much of a house as it is a mere envelope, or additional skin encasing you.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (45% in)
  • Why to the man of untutored ideality, who happens to be but loosely acquainted with the peculiar character of the day, does the bare mention of Whitsuntide marshal in the fancy such long, dreary, speechless processions of slow-pacing pilgrims, down-cast and hooded with new-fallen snow?
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (84% in)

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