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1  No: never saw such a book; heard of it, though.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
2  To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
3  This peculiarity is strikingly evinced in the head, as in some part of this book will be incidentally shown.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
4  "He'll do," said Bildad, eyeing me, and then went on spelling away at his book in a mumbling tone quite audible.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
5  A hundred black faces turned round in their rows to peer; and beyond, a black Angel of Doom was beating a book in a pulpit.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
6  Mrs. Hussey wore a polished necklace of codfish vertebra; and Hosea Hussey had his account books bound in superior old shark-skin.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
7  Those books are Beale's and Bennett's; both in their time surgeons to English South-Sea whale-ships, and both exact and reliable men.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  The sight of the splintered boat seemed to madden him, as the blood of grapes and mulberries cast before Antiochus's elephants in the book of Maccabees.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
9  We then turned over the book together, and I endeavored to explain to him the purpose of the printing, and the meaning of the few pictures that were in it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
10  Nevertheless, though of real knowledge there be little, yet of books there are a plenty; and so in some small degree, with cetology, or the science of whales.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
11  There are only two books in being which at all pretend to put the living sperm whale before you, and at the same time, in the remotest degree succeed in the attempt.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
12  In short, this ancient and learned Low Dutch book treated of the commerce of Holland; and, among other subjects, contained a very interesting account of its whale fishery.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
13  A significant illustration of the fact, again and again repeated in this book, that the skeleton of the whale furnishes but little clue to the shape of his fully invested body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
14  In considering these ribs, I could not but be struck anew with the circumstance, so variously repeated in this book, that the skeleton of the whale is by no means the mould of his invested form.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
15  Here be it said, that like the vessels of military marines, the ships of the American Whale Fleet have each a private signal; all which signals being collected in a book with the names of the respective vessels attached, every captain is provided with it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
16  In the vignettes and other embellishments of some ancient books you will at times meet with very curious touches at the whale, where all manner of spouts, jets d'eau, hot springs and cold, Saratoga and Baden-Baden, come bubbling up from his unexhausted brain.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
17  Whilst I was thus closely scanning him, half-pretending meanwhile to be looking out at the storm from the casement, he never heeded my presence, never troubled himself with so much as a single glance; but appeared wholly occupied with counting the pages of the marvellous book.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
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