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1  Instantly Starbuck and Queequeg changed places; Starbuck taking the stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
2  So cried Ahab, once more hailing a ship showing English colours, bearing down under the stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
3  In a moment he was standing in the boat's stern, and the Manilla men were springing to their oars.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
4  On the after side, or side next the stern of the ship, is a comfortable seat, with a locker underneath for umbrellas, comforters, and coats.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
5  While yet some distance from the Pequod, she rounded to, and dropping a boat, her captain was impelled towards us, impatiently standing in the bows instead of the stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
6  The schooner was run into the wind, and while the hands were clearing away the stern boat, Queequeg, stripped to the waist, darted from the side with a long living arc of a leap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
7  But the fagged whale abated his speed, and blindly altering his course, went round the stern of the ship towing the two boats after him, so that they performed a complete circuit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
8  But as he did so, the oarsmen expectantly desisted from rowing; the boat drifted a little towards the ship's stern; so that, as if by magic, the letter suddenly ranged along with Gabriel's eager hand.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
9  Not very far distant Flask's boat was also lying breathlessly still; its commander recklessly standing upon the top of the loggerhead, a stout sort of post rooted in the keel, and rising some two feet above the level of the stern platform.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
10  Though his entire back down to his side fins is of a deep sable, yet a boundary line, distinct as the mark in a ship's hull, called the "bright waist," that line streaks him from stem to stern, with two separate colours, black above and white below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
11  Likewise upon the extreme stern of the boat where it was also triangularly platformed level with the gunwale, Starbuck himself was seen coolly and adroitly balancing himself to the jerking tossings of his chip of a craft, and silently eyeing the vast blue eye of the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
12  In a pirate, man-of-war, or slave ship, when the captain is rowed anywhere in his boat, he always sits in the stern sheets on a comfortable, sometimes cushioned seat there, and often steers himself with a pretty little milliner's tiller decorated with gay cords and ribbons.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
13  Though not one of the oarsmen was then facing the life and death peril so close to them ahead, yet with their eyes on the intense countenance of the mate in the stern of the boat, they knew that the imminent instant had come; they heard, too, an enormous wallowing sound as of fifty elephants stirring in their litter.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
14  Towards the stern of the boat it is spirally coiled away in the tub, not like the worm-pipe of a still though, but so as to form one round, cheese-shaped mass of densely bedded "sheaves," or layers of concentric spiralizations, without any hollow but the "heart," or minute vertical tube formed at the axis of the cheese.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
15  Hardly had they pulled out from under the ship's lee, when a fourth keel, coming from the windward side, pulled round under the stern, and showed the five strangers rowing Ahab, who, standing erect in the stern, loudly hailed Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask, to spread themselves widely, so as to cover a large expanse of water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
16  Squaring her yards, she bore down, ranged abeam under the Pequod's lee, and lowered a boat; it soon drew nigh; but, as the side-ladder was being rigged by Starbuck's order to accommodate the visiting captain, the stranger in question waved his hand from his boat's stern in token of that proceeding being entirely unnecessary.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
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
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
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