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1  All hands voted Queequeg a noble trump; the captain begged his pardon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
2  I account that man more honourable than that great captain of antiquity who boasted of taking as many walled towns.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
3  At present he ranks simply as senior Harpooneer; and as such, is but one of the captain's more inferior subalterns.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
4  That is to say, they take their meals in the captain's cabin, and sleep in a place indirectly communicating with it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
5  And once for all, let me tell thee and assure thee, young man, it's better to sail with a moody good captain than a laughing bad one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
6  In vain the captain threatened to throw him overboard; suspended a cutlass over his naked wrists; Queequeg was the son of a King, and Queequeg budged not.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
7  Struck by his desperate dauntlessness, and his wild desire to visit Christendom, the captain at last relented, and told him he might make himself at home.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
8  Hence, in whale-ships and merchantmen alike, the mates have their quarters with the captain; and so, too, in most of the American whalers the harpooneers are lodged in the after part of the ship.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
9  In those days, the captain's authority was restricted to the navigation and general management of the vessel; while over the whale-hunting department and all its concerns, the Specksnyder or Chief Harpooneer reigned supreme.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
10  In strange contrast to the hardly tolerable constraint and nameless invisible domineerings of the captain's table, was the entire care-free license and ease, the almost frantic democracy of those inferior fellows the harpooneers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
11  Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
12  His three boats stove around him, and oars and men both whirling in the eddies; one captain, seizing the line-knife from his broken prow, had dashed at the whale, as an Arkansas duellist at his foe, blindly seeking with a six inch blade to reach the fathom-deep life of the whale.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
13  Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
14  I was already aware that in the whaling business they paid no wages; but all hands, including the captain, received certain shares of the profits called lays, and that these lays were proportioned to the degree of importance pertaining to the respective duties of the ship's company.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
15  The wife of a whaling captain had provided the chapel with a handsome pair of red worsted man-ropes for this ladder, which, being itself nicely headed, and stained with a mahogany colour, the whole contrivance, considering what manner of chapel it was, seemed by no means in bad taste.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
16  The large importance attached to the harpooneer's vocation is evinced by the fact, that originally in the old Dutch Fishery, two centuries and more ago, the command of a whale ship was not wholly lodged in the person now called the captain, but was divided between him and an officer called the Specksnyder.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
17  Rising from a little cabin-boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief-mate, and captain, and finally a ship owner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
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