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1  It will sometimes burst from out that cloudless sky, like an exploding bomb upon a dazed and sleepy town.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
2  Take away the tied tendons that all over seem bursting from the marble in the carved Hercules, and its charm would be gone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  The spoken words that are inaudible among the flying spindles; those same words are plainly heard without the walls, bursting from the opened casements.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
4  Suddenly bubbles seemed bursting beneath my closed eyes; like vices my hands grasped the shrouds; some invisible, gracious agency preserved me; with a shock I came back to life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
5  He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
6  For, at such times, crazy Ahab, the scheming, unappeasedly steadfast hunter of the white whale; this Ahab that had gone to his hammock, was not the agent that so caused him to burst from it in horror again.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
7  Remember, also, that the surgeon must operate from above, some eight or ten feet intervening between him and his subject, and that subject almost hidden in a discoloured, rolling, and oftentimes tumultuous and bursting sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
8  At the time the Pequod was making good speed through the water; but as the broad-winged windward stranger shot nigh to her, the boastful sails all fell together as blank bladders that are burst, and all life fled from the smitten hull.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 128. The Pequod Meets The Rachel.
9  However, the masts did not go overboard; and by and by we scrambled down, so sober, that we had to pass the flip again, though the savage salt spray bursting down the forecastle scuttle, rather too much diluted and pickled it to my taste.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
10  Those tiger yellow creatures of his seemed all steel and whalebone; like five trip-hammers they rose and fell with regular strokes of strength, which periodically started the boat along the water like a horizontal burst boiler out of a Mississippi steamer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
11  Twice every day for three days this was repeated; but on the fourth morning a confused wrangling, and then a scuffling was heard, as the customary summons was delivered; and suddenly four men burst up from the forecastle, saying they were ready to turn to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
12  "Have to burst it open," said I, and was running down the entry a little, for a good start, when the landlady caught at me, again vowing I should not break down her premises; but I tore from her, and with a sudden bodily rush dashed myself full against the mark.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
13  It was a Nantucket ship, the Bachelor, which had just wedged in her last cask of oil, and bolted down her bursting hatches; and now, in glad holiday apparel, was joyously, though somewhat vain-gloriously, sailing round among the widely-separated ships on the ground, previous to pointing her prow for home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 115. The Pequod Meets The Bachelor.
14  But as the oarsmen violently forced their boat through the sledge-hammering seas, the before whale-smitten bow-ends of two planks burst through, and in an instant almost, the temporarily disabled boat lay nearly level with the waves; its half-wading, splashing crew, trying hard to stop the gap and bale out the pouring water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
15  Dropping his harpoon, the brawny savage caught him in his arms, and by an almost miraculous dexterity and strength, sent him high up bodily into the air; then slightly tapping his stern in mid-somerset, the fellow landed with bursting lungs upon his feet, while Queequeg, turning his back upon him, lighted his tomahawk pipe and passed it to me for a puff.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.