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1  It's an all-fired outrage to tell any human creature that he's bound to hell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
2  Meanwhile, I lay quietly eyeing him, having no serious misgivings now, and bent upon narrowly observing so curious a creature.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
3  The creature is some sixteen feet in length, while its horn averages five feet, though some exceed ten, and even attain to fifteen feet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  Even if not the slightest other part of the creature be visible, this isolated fin will, at times, be seen plainly projecting from the surface.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
5  We were thus placed in the most imminent danger, as this gigantic creature, setting up its back, raised the ship three feet at least out of the water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
6  As for the white shark, the white gliding ghostliness of repose in that creature, when beheld in his ordinary moods, strangely tallies with the same quality in the Polar quadruped.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
7  For all these reasons, then, any way you may look at it, you must needs conclude that the great Leviathan is that one creature in the world which must remain unpainted to the last.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
8  Now, to any one not fully acquainted with the ways of the leviathans, it might seem an absurdly hopeless task thus to seek out one solitary creature in the unhooped oceans of this planet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
9  God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart for ever; that vulture the very creature he creates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
10  That mortal man should feed upon the creature that feeds his lamp, and, like Stubb, eat him by his own light, as you may say; this seems so outlandish a thing that one must needs go a little into the history and philosophy of it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
11  Now this Radney, I suppose, was as little of a coward, and as little inclined to any sort of nervous apprehensiveness touching his own person as any fearless, unthinking creature on land or on sea that you can conveniently imagine, gentlemen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
12  By some naturalists who have vaguely heard rumors of the mysterious creature, here spoken of, it is included among the class of cuttle-fish, to which, indeed, in certain external respects it would seem to belong, but only as the Anak of the tribe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
13  He is, without doubt, the largest inhabitant of the globe; the most formidable of all whales to encounter; the most majestic in aspect; and lastly, by far the most valuable in commerce; he being the only creature from which that valuable substance, spermaceti, is obtained.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
14  By the above definition of what a whale is, I do by no means exclude from the leviathanic brotherhood any sea creature hitherto identified with the whale by the best informed Nantucketers; nor, on the other hand, link with it any fish hitherto authoritatively regarded as alien.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
15  Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
16  Some centuries ago, when the Sperm whale was almost wholly unknown in his own proper individuality, and when his oil was only accidentally obtained from the stranded fish; in those days spermaceti, it would seem, was popularly supposed to be derived from a creature identical with the one then known in England as the Greenland or Right Whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
17  Secondly: People ashore have indeed some indefinite idea that a whale is an enormous creature of enormous power; but I have ever found that when narrating to them some specific example of this two-fold enormousness, they have significantly complimented me upon my facetiousness; when, I declare upon my soul, I had no more idea of being facetious than Moses, when he wrote the history of the plagues of Egypt.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
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