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moby

(ˈmobi)
1. mod. enormous; unwieldy. (Like Herman Melville’s great white whale, Moby Dick.) This is a very moby old car.
2. n. a megabyte, a measurement of computer memory size. (A megabyte is whale-sized compared to a kilobyte.) My fixed disks give me a capacity of over two thousand mobies.
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From fine merino wool, to precious silks and quality leathers, Moby & Tate are committed to the highest standard of textiles.
This also applied to the quixotic "Porcelain," which Moby dedicated to Lebanon -- this "beautiful country and this city.
Nine-year-old Moby broke a small bone in his neck but is now up and walking again with the aid of a harness.
The cliffs where Moby and Sasha, pictured below with owners Lyndsey and Matt Rudd, fell 150ft PICTURES: Wales News Service * Moby, pictured with owner Dannii Thomas, was lucky to survive when he and another dog, Sasha, fell down cliffs above Southerndown beach
So, as Moby gets nearer to turning 43 his birthday is on September 11, trivia fans, and having just written an album extolling the virtues of wild nights out in New York, shouldn't he be, well, acting his age?
In fact," notes Moby, "the only wrath or ire that Christ ever seems to have shown tends to be toward religious leaders.
In the final three chapters, however, presenting the decisive conflict between Ahab and Moby Dick, Melville will now dramatize for us, he will actually allow us to experience for ourselves, that free will, fate, and chance all interweavingly do work together to bring about the concluding events of the book: The clue to reading those last three chapters, which I will give to you now, is to watch closely for how Melville equates Ahab's ship, the white whale, and the Trade Winds, with the different parts and workings of the loom that he has described in detail for us earlier in 'The Mat-Maker.
As a calibration reference site, MOBY is a key element in the international effort to develop a global, multiyear time series of consistently calibrated oceancolor products using data from a wide variety of independent satellite sensors.
EMINEM has famously ridiculed him for being too old, but Moby proved he was far from past it as he rocked the Birmingham Academy.
That's the type of treatment being dealt out to Moby at the moment as he gears up for an Ulster gig to support his new album 18.
Moby, the campaign mascot of Leicestershire Constabulary's Operation Ringtone, has been given a makeover to raise young people's awareness of mobile phone security.
Moby Dick was a (A) sperm whale; (B) great white shark; (C) famous whale hunter.
BEST-SELLING dance artist Moby has hit the jackpot after Madonna signed him up to do her new album.
For Ahab, the agent or principal of that universe is Moby Dick, the White Whale; for Bigger, the agent is Mary Dalton, a white girl whom the powerful, wealthy white world "loved and regarded as their symbol of beauty" (188)--i.
In the opening of Laurie Anderson's newest performance, Songs and Stories from Moby Dick, 1999, a single shaft of light illuminates a large, black-bound book, its pages turning and fluttering.