Moby Dick

[ moh-bee dik ]
/ ˈmoʊ bi ˈdɪk /

noun

a novel (1851) by Herman Melville.

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Moby Dick

(1851) A novel by Herman Melville. Its central character, Captain Ahab, engages in a mad, obsessive quest for Moby Dick, a great white whale. The novel opens with the famous sentence “Call me Ishmael.”

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