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1  It sometimes ends in uncommon elevation, indeed; but only at the gallows.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
2  So that with ease he elevates it in the air, and invariably does so when going at his utmost speed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
3  And besides, when a man is elevated in that odd fashion, he has no proper foundation for his superior altitude.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
4  Usually the dead Sperm Whale floats with great buoyancy, with its side or belly considerably elevated above the surface.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
5  It is well known that the elephant will often draw up water or dust in his trunk, and then elevating it, jet it forth in a stream.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
6  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.
7  Lord and master over all this scene, the captain stood erect on the ship's elevated quarter-deck, so that the whole rejoicing drama was full before him, and seemed merely contrived for his own individual diversion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 115. The Pequod Meets The Bachelor.
8  For as in landscape gardening, a spire, cupola, monument, or tower of some sort, is deemed almost indispensable to the completion of the scene; so no face can be physiognomically in keeping without the elevated open-work belfry of the nose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
9  It is this decapitated end of the head, also, which is at last elevated out of the water, and retained in that position by the enormous cutting tackles, whose hempen combinations, on one side, make quite a wilderness of ropes in that quarter.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
10  Then holding the lance full before his waistband's middle, he levels it at the whale; when, covering him with it, he steadily depresses the butt-end in his hand, thereby elevating the point till the weapon stands fairly balanced upon his palm, fifteen feet in the air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
11  Besides, such is the breadth of the upper part of the front of his head, and such the tapering cut-water formation of the lower part, that by obliquely elevating his head, he thereby may be said to transform himself from a bluff-bowed sluggish galliot into a sharppointed New York pilot-boat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
12  As both steel and curse sank to the socket, as if sucked into a morass, Moby Dick sideways writhed; spasmodically rolled his nigh flank against the bow, and, without staving a hole in it, so suddenly canted the boat over, that had it not been for the elevated part of the gunwale to which he then clung, Ahab would once more have been tossed into the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.