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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In whaling, the vessel in which blubber is tried out.


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  • It was in the left hand try-pot of the Pequod, with the soapstone diligently circling round me, that I was first indirectly struck by the remarkable fact, that in geometry all bodies gliding along the cycloid, my soapstone for example, will descend from any point in precisely the same time.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale


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