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comet
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
  • But sliding down the ropes like baleful comets, the two Canallers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it towards the forecastle.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (60% in)
  • The flashing cascade of his mane, the curving comet of his tail, invested him with housings more resplendent than gold and silver-beaters could have furnished him.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (76% in)

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