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Venetian
used in Moby Dick

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relating to Venice or its people
  • No turbaned Turk, no hired Venetian or Malay, could have smote him with more seeming malice.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (43% in)
  • On the second day, numbers of Right Whales were seen, who, secure from the attack of a Sperm Whaler like the Pequod, with open jaws sluggishly swam through the brit, which, adhering to the fringing fibres of that wondrous Venetian blind in their mouths, was in that manner separated from the water that escaped at the lip.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (3% in)
  • The roof is about twelve feet high, and runs to a pretty sharp angle, as if there were a regular ridge-pole there; while these ribbed, arched, hairy sides, present us with those wondrous, half vertical, scimetar-shaped slats of whalebone, say three hundred on a side, which depending from the upper part of the head or crown bone, form those Venetian blinds which have elsewhere been cursorily mentioned.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (85% in)
  • This difference in the species is no doubt imputable in no small degree to the greater quantity of bone in the Right Whale; his Venetian blinds alone sometimes weighing more than a ton; from this incumbrance the Sperm Whale is wholly free.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (96% in)

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