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1  It flashed like a bleached bone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29. Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb.
2  It was in Queen Anne's time that the bone was in its glory, the farthingale being then all the fashion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
3  Nor in the Sperm Whale are there any of those blinds of bone; no huge lower lip; and scarcely anything of a tongue.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
4  But this same bone is not in the tail; it is in the head, which is a sad mistake for a sagacious lawyer like Prynne.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
5  Be that how it may, there stands the vast arched bone of the whale's jaw, so wide, a coach might almost drive beneath it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  It had previously come to me that this ivory leg had at sea been fashioned from the polished bone of the sperm whale's jaw.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
7  Now this was written at a time when the black limber bone of the Greenland or Right whale was largely used in ladies' bodices.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
8  Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf over the fire-place, and a tall harpoon standing at the head of the bed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
9  His bone leg steadied in that hole; one arm elevated, and holding by a shroud; Captain Ahab stood erect, looking straight out beyond the ship's ever-pitching prow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
10  It was of a conical shape, some ten feet high; consisting of the long, huge slabs of limber black bone taken from the middle and highest part of the jaws of the right-whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
11  Suddenly he came to a halt by the bulwarks, and inserting his bone leg into the auger-hole there, and with one hand grasping a shroud, he ordered Starbuck to send everybody aft.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
12  In the central blinds of bone, as they stand in their natural order, there are certain curious marks, curves, hollows, and ridges, whereby some whalemen calculate the creature's age, as the age of an oak by its circular rings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
13  This difference in the species is no doubt imputable in no small degree to the greater quantity of bone in the Right Whale; his Venetian blinds alone sometimes weighing more than a ton; from this incumbrance the Sperm Whale is wholly free.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
14  And as those ancient dames moved about gaily, though in the jaws of the whale, as you may say; even so, in a shower, with the like thoughtlessness, do we nowadays fly under the same jaws for protection; the umbrella being a tent spread over the same bone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
15  Furthermore, you are now to consider that only in the extreme, lower, backward sloping part of the front of the head, is there the slightest vestige of bone; and not till you get near twenty feet from the forehead do you come to the full cranial development.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
16  With the same marvellous patience, and with the same single shark's tooth, of his one poor jack-knife, he will carve you a bit of bone sculpture, not quite as workmanlike, but as close packed in its maziness of design, as the Greek savage, Achilles's shield; and full of barbaric spirit and suggestiveness, as the prints of that fine old Dutch savage, Albert Durer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in ...
17  In disposing of the body of a right whale, when brought alongside the ship, the same preliminary proceedings commonly take place as in the case of a sperm whale; only, in the latter instance, the head is cut off whole, but in the former the lips and tongue are separately removed and hoisted on deck, with all the well known black bone attached to what is called the crown-piece.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
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