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white elephant
used in Moby Dick

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  • ...some special virtue of its own, as in marbles, japonicas, and pearls; and though various nations have in some way recognised a certain royal preeminence in this hue; even the barbaric, grand old kings of Pegu placing the title "Lord of the White Elephants" above all their other magniloquent ascriptions of dominion; and the modern kings of Siam unfurling the same snow-white quadruped in the royal standard; and the Hanoverian flag bearing the one figure of a snow-white charger; and the...
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (62% in)

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