Egyptian Mythology: n. The heart, supposed to leave the body at death and proceed to the future world, where it gave evidence for or against its former possessor. (Webster's New International Dictionary, 1926)
I'm poring through Melville's Moby-Dick and I absolutely love the use of language within its pages. So many words seem archaic and others just words I am uncertain of definition, so hence my establishing a list devoted to Moby-Dick. I have to find more books that use such interesting words.