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terra firma
used in Moby Dick

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solid ground (in contrast to water, air, or unstable ground)
  • For not only do fabulous rumors naturally grow out of the very body of all surprising terrible events,—as the smitten tree gives birth to its fungi; but, in maritime life, far more than in that of terra firma, wild rumors abound, wherever there is any adequate reality for them to cling to.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (24% in)

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