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abortion
used in Moby Dick

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intentional ending of pregnancy by killing and removing the fetus or embryo
  • Perhaps he got it as his scientific predecessor in the same field, Desmarest, got one of his authentic abortions; that is, from a Chinese drawing.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (30% in)
  • The Albino is as well made as other men—has no substantive deformity—and yet this mere aspect of all-pervading whiteness makes him more strangely hideous than the ugliest abortion.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (79% in)

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