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1  This chart divides the ocean into districts.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
2  If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  Just so with whaling, which necessitates a three-years' housekeeping upon the wide ocean, far from all grocers, costermongers, doctors, bakers, and bankers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
4  Going forward and glancing over the weather bow, I perceived that the ship swinging to her anchor with the flood-tide, was now obliquely pointing towards the open ocean.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
5  By night the same muteness of humanity before the shrieks of the ocean prevailed; still in silence the men swung in the bowlines; still wordless Ahab stood up to the blast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
6  In this same New Bedford there stands a Whaleman's Chapel, and few are the moody fishermen, shortly bound for the Indian Ocean or Pacific, who fail to make a Sunday visit to the spot.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
7  For, thought Starbuck, I am here in this critical ocean to kill whales for my living, and not to be killed by them for theirs; and that hundreds of men had been so killed Starbuck well knew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
8  It was a short, cold Christmas; and as the short northern day merged into night, we found ourselves almost broad upon the wintry ocean, whose freezing spray cased us in ice, as in polished armor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
9  There we sat up to our knees in the sea, the water covering every rib and plank, so that to our downward gazing eyes the suspended craft seemed a coral boat grown up to us from the bottom of the ocean.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
10  In the first engraving a noble Sperm Whale is depicted in full majesty of might, just risen beneath the boat from the profundities of the ocean, and bearing high in the air upon his back the terrific wreck of the stoven planks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
11  And all the while the thick-lipped leviathan is rushing through the deep, leaving tons of tumultuous white curds in his wake, and causing the slight boat to rock in the swells like a skiff caught nigh the paddle-wheels of an ocean steamer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
12  Secondly: It is well known in the Sperm Whale Fishery, however ignorant the world ashore may be of it, that there have been several memorable historical instances where a particular whale in the ocean has been at distant times and places popularly cognisable.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
13  For this part of the Indian Ocean through which we then were voyaging is not what whalemen call a lively ground; that is, it affords fewer glimpses of porpoises, dolphins, flying-fish, and other vivacious denizens of more stirring waters, than those off the Rio de la Plata, or the in-shore ground off Peru.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
14  Now, gentlemen, in square-sail brigs and three-masted ships, well-nigh as large and stout as any that ever sailed out of your old Callao to far Manilla; this Lakeman, in the land-locked heart of our America, had yet been nurtured by all those agrarian freebooting impressions popularly connected with the open ocean.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
15  So that though Moby Dick had in a former year been seen, for example, on what is called the Seychelle ground in the Indian ocean, or Volcano Bay on the Japanese Coast; yet it did not follow, that were the Pequod to visit either of those spots at any subsequent corresponding season, she would infallibly encounter him there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
16  It is the whale which for more than two centuries past has been hunted by the Dutch and English in the Arctic seas; it is the whale which the American fishermen have long pursued in the Indian ocean, on the Brazil Banks, on the Nor West Coast, and various other parts of the world, designated by them Right Whale Cruising Grounds.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
17  You must know that in a settled and civilized ocean like our Atlantic, for example, some skippers think little of pumping their whole way across it; though of a still, sleepy night, should the officer of the deck happen to forget his duty in that respect, the probability would be that he and his shipmates would never again remember it, on account of all hands gently subsiding to the bottom.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
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