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spinal cord
used in Moby Dick

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nerve cells running from the base of the skull to the lower back and enclosed by vertebrae in adults
  • Now, of course, this canal is filled with much the same strangely fibrous substance—the spinal cord—as the brain; and directly communicates with the brain.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (27% in)
  • And what is still more, for many feet after emerging from the brain's cavity, the spinal cord remains of an undecreasing girth, almost equal to that of the brain.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (28% in)
  • For, viewed in this light, the wonderful comparative smallness of his brain proper is more than compensated by the wonderful comparative magnitude of his spinal cord.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (29% in)

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