Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?
the great white whale in Herman Melville's novel; by extension, anything large and impressive
1851 novel Moby Dick
(1851) A novel by Herman Melville. Its central character, Captain Ahab, engages in a mad, obsessive quest for Moby Dick, a great white whale. The novel opens with the famous sentence “Call me Ishmael.”