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genuine
used in Moby Dick

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real (as when a person is sincere or an object is not a replica or fake)
  • He goes and hunts for his oil, so as to be sure of its freshness and genuineness, even as the traveller on the prairie hunts up his own supper of game.
    Chapters 97-99 — The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (6% in)
  • I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (25% in)
  • Here be it known, that though these wild fishermen do not, as a general thing, and according to the great military maxim, make the enemy defray the current expenses of the war (at least before realizing the proceeds of the voyage), yet now and then you find some of these Nantucketers who have a genuine relish for that particular part of the Sperm Whale designated by Stubb; comprising the tapering extremity of the body.
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (16% in)
  • But more I marvelled that the priests should swear that smoky jet of his was genuine.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (91% in)

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