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midwife
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth; or to assist in childbirth

or:

someone who helps bring something into existence; or the act of helping to bring something into existence
  • Midwifery should be taught in the same course with fencing and boxing, riding and rowing.
    Chapters 76-78 — The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (89% in)
midwifery = the profession of assisting women in childbirth
There are no more uses of "midwife" in Moby Dick.

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