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dismember
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
to cut or pull off limbs or other parts of a body

or:

to divide into pieces — especially destructively
  • It is not probable that this monomania in him took its instant rise at the precise time of his bodily dismemberment.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (46% in)
  • The prophecy was that I should be dismembered; and—Aye!
    Chapters 37-39 — Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (29% in)
  • I now prophesy that I will dismember my dismemberer.
    Chapters 37-39 — Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (30% in)
  • But though similar disasters, however little bruited ashore, were by no means unusual in the fishery; yet, in most instances, such seemed the White Whale's infernal aforethought of ferocity, that every dismembering or death that he caused, was not wholly regarded as having been inflicted by an unintelligent agent.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (42% in)

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