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Billy Budd, Sailor
Herman Melville

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welkin-eyed From welkin, the vault of heaven, the sky. Welkin-eyed means eyes that are sky blue.

wont 1. Accustomed or used: . The poor man is wont to complain that this is a cold world. (Henry David Thoreau). 2. Likely: chaotic as holidays are wont to be.


yards, yardarm A yard is the long, narrow wooden spar slung at its center form the mast and serving to support and extend a square sail that is bent into it. The yardarm is either of the ends of the yard. It is from these that men were hanged.

yearn 1. To have a strong, often melancholy desire. 2. To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness: yearned over the poor child's fate.
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