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Spout

A short channel or tube used to spill stormwater from gullies, balconies, or exterior galleries, so that the water will fall clear of the building; a gargoyle.

spout

A short channel or tube used to spill storm water from gutters, balconies, exterior galleries, etc., so that the water will fall clear of the building. Also see gargoyle.
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This makes him 'so real that you have to pinch yourself while reading him to remind yourself that this amazing spouter of blood and thunder is fiction.
Despite another Smith penalty, it was West Park who fought back to lead courtesy of two Spouter penalties and a Turner try.
From this interpretive perspective, the role of Starbuck involves a mediation of discourse: he is the first mate, midway between the captain and crew, loyal to Ahab but always alert to the grumbling and dissenting of repressed heteroglossia as well as to his own discourses of domesticity (his Mary and child at home), his professional as opposed to Ahab's obsessive code of whaling, his commonsense urging of survival and comfort--a language that Melville inscribes at the beginning of the novel with the homely comforts of the Spouter Inn and the Try Pots--and the pragmatic discourse with which, despite his artistic and philosophical remoteness, Melville, it would seem, is sympathetic.
How Moby-Dick catches you at the start, with Ishmael and his November-filled soul standing at the tip of Manhattan Island looking out to sea from the Battery--then with him in New Bedford at the Spouter Inn together in bed "like a married couple" with that noblest of savages, the wonderful Queequeg, waking to find the harpooner's "arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner" What a scene
the painting at the Spouter Inn, New Bedford, the Pequod, characters like Queequeg, Father Mapple, Peleg and Bildad, Elijah) and by focusing on his perspectives--which are often hysterically funny (e.