Moby-Dick: Pedestrian


  1. lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.
  2. commonplace
  3. prosaic or dull

The word pedestrian appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 6 > Sentence 9:

Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?

Chapter 36 > Paragraph 9 > Sentence 2:

With bent head and half-slouched hat he continued to pace, unmindful of the wondering whispering among the men; till Stubb cautiously whispered to Flask, that Ahab must have summoned them there for the purpose of witnessing a pedestrian feat.

Concordance for the word pedestrian from Moby-Dick.

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