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1  The ship was sailing plungingly; astern the billows rolled in riots.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
2  Full of fine spirits, they invariably come from the breezy billows to windward.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. Sunset.
4  But at that moment he is sprung upon by a panther billow leaping over the bulwarks.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
5  Delight is to him, whom all the waves of the billows of the seas of the boisterous mob can never shake from this sure Keel of the Ages.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
6  In turn, jerkingly raised and lowered by the rolling billows, the towing resistance of the log caused the old reelman to stagger strangely.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
7  Next morning the not-yet-subsided sea rolled in long slow billows of mighty bulk, and striving in the Pequod's gurgling track, pushed her on like giants' palms outspread.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
8  No perceptible face or front did it have; no conceivable token of either sensation or instinct; but undulated there on the billows, an unearthly, formless, chance-like apparition of life.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
9  It has a sort of howdah on its back, and its distended tusked mouth into which the billows are rolling, might be taken for the Traitors' Gate leading from the Thames by water into the Tower.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
10  Now to this hand, now to that, he yawed in his faltering flight, and still at every billow that he broke, he spasmodically sank in the sea, or sideways rolled towards the sky his one beating fin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
11  With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
12  To a landsman, no whale, nor any sign of a herring, would have been visible at that moment; nothing but a troubled bit of greenish white water, and thin scattered puffs of vapour hovering over it, and suffusingly blowing off to leeward, like the confused scud from white rolling billows.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
13  First, the whales forming the margin of our lake began to crowd a little, and tumble against each other, as if lifted by half spent billows from afar; then the lake itself began faintly to heave and swell; the submarine bridal-chambers and nurseries vanished; in more and more contracting orbits the whales in the more central circles began to swim in thickening clusters.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
14  More and more she leans over to the whale, while every gasping heave of the windlass is answered by a helping heave from the billows; till at last, a swift, startling snap is heard; with a great swash the ship rolls upwards and backwards from the whale, and the triumphant tackle rises into sight dragging after it the disengaged semicircular end of the first strip of blubber.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.