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1  He has a peculiar way of showing his dorsal hooked fin in swimming, which looks something like a Roman nose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheet from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal arch.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  From my forenoon watch below, I ascended to the overclouded deck; and there, dashed upon the main hatches, I saw a regal, feathery thing of unspotted whiteness, and with a hooked, Roman bill sublime.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
4  You would almost have thought he was digging a cellar there in the sea; and when at length his spade struck against the gaunt ribs, it was like turning up old Roman tiles and pottery buried in fat English loam.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
5  To the student of old Roman walls, the middle layer will furnish a curious parallel to the thin course of tiles always alternating with the stone in those wonderful relics of the antique, and which undoubtedly contribute so much to the great strength of the masonry.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
6  If, then, you properly put these statements together, and reason upon them a bit, you will clearly perceive that, according to all human reasoning, Procopius's sea-monster, that for half a century stove the ships of a Roman Emperor, must in all probability have been a sperm whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
7  Be this conceit of mine as it may, gentlemen, at all events Steelkilt was a tall and noble animal with a head like a Roman, and a flowing golden beard like the tasseled housings of your last viceroy's snorting charger; and a brain, and a heart, and a soul in him, gentlemen, which had made Steelkilt Charlemagne, had he been born son to Charlemagne's father.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.