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1  But I must be content with a hint.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
2  She has a whole lake's contents bottled in her ample hold.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
3  It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
4  When the proper time arrives for cutting up its contents, this apartment is a scene of terror to all tyros, especially by night.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
5  I looked round me tranquilly and contentedly, like a quiet ghost with a clean conscience sitting inside the bars of a snug family vault.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. The Hyena.
6  He leaves all his deliverance to God, contenting himself with this, that spite of all his pains and pangs, he will still look towards His holy temple.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
7  At that time in the morning any Christian would have washed his face; but Queequeg, to my amazement, contented himself with restricting his ablutions to his chest, arms, and hands.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
8  But I am one of those that never take on about princely fortunes, and am quite content if the world is ready to board and lodge me, while I am putting up at this grim sign of the Thunder Cloud.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
9  But like Czar Peter content to toil in the shipyards of foreign cities, Queequeg disdained no seeming ignominy, if thereby he might happily gain the power of enlightening his untutored countrymen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
10  Finally, though, as will soon be revealed, its contents partly comprise the most delicate oil; yet, you are now to be apprised of the nature of the substance which so impregnably invests all that apparent effeminacy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
11  For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
12  For the most part, the English and American whale draughtsmen seem entirely content with presenting the mechanical outline of things, such as the vacant profile of the whale; which, so far as picturesqueness of effect is concerned, is about tantamount to sketching the profile of a pyramid.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
13  As in decapitating the whale, the operator's instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
14  No: the reason was this: that from the fatal experiences of the fishery there hung a terrible prestige of perilousness about such a whale as there did about Rinaldo Rinaldini, insomuch that most fishermen were content to recognise him by merely touching their tarpaulins when he would be discovered lounging by them on the sea, without seeking to cultivate a more intimate acquaintance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.