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1  So; next to touching land, lighting on deck is the most satisfactory.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
2  And so saying the lighted tomahawk began flourishing about me in the dark.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  This lovely light, it lights not me; all loveliness is anguish to me, since I can ne'er enjoy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. Sunset.
4  Thus speak of the whale, the great Cuvier, and John Hunter, and Lesson, those lights of zoology and anatomy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
5  Teeth he accounted bits of ivory; heads he deemed but top-blocks; men themselves he lightly held for capstans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
6  But look at this matter in other lights; weigh it in all sorts of scales; see what we whalemen are, and have been.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
7  Come along here, I'll give ye a glim in a jiffy; and so saying he lighted a candle and held it towards me, offering to lead the way.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
8  The intense Pequod sailed on; the rolling waves and days went by; the life-buoy-coffin still lightly swung; and another ship, most miserably misnamed the Delight, was descried.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 131. The Pequod Meets The Delight.
9  Darkness came on; but three lights up and down in the Pequod's main-rigging dimly guided our way; till drawing nearer we saw Ahab dropping one of several more lanterns over the bulwarks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
10  When the last nail was driven, and the lid duly planed and fitted, he lightly shouldered the coffin and went forward with it, inquiring whether they were ready for it yet in that direction.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
11  Ahab stood before him, and was lightly unwinding some thirty or forty turns to form a preliminary hand-coil to toss overboard, when the old Manxman, who was intently eyeing both him and the line, made bold to speak.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
12  Enough, that when breakfast was over he withdrew like the rest into the public room, lighted his tomahawk-pipe, and was sitting there quietly digesting and smoking with his inseparable hat on, when I sallied out for a stroll.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
13  Handling the long lance lightly, glancing twice or thrice along its length to see if it be exactly straight, Stubb whistlingly gathers up the coil of the warp in one hand, so as to secure its free end in his grasp, leaving the rest unobstructed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
14  He kept a whole row of pipes there ready loaded, stuck in a rack, within easy reach of his hand; and, whenever he turned in, he smoked them all out in succession, lighting one from the other to the end of the chapter; then loading them again to be in readiness anew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
15  So, though in the clear air of day, suspended against a blue-veined neck, the pure-watered diamond drop will healthful glow; yet, when the cunning jeweller would show you the diamond in its most impressive lustre, he lays it against a gloomy ground, and then lights it up, not by the sun, but by some unnatural gases.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
16  Thinking that viewed in some particular lights, the case might by a bare possibility in some small degree be deemed, under the circumstances, a rather hard one, an honest clergyman of the town respectfully addressed a note to his Grace, begging him to take the case of those unfortunate mariners into full consideration.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
17  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.
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