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1  But it is a ponderous task; no ordinary letter-sorter in the Post-Office is equal to it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  Yea, more than equally, thought Ahab; since both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
3  And what is still more, for many feet after emerging from the brain's cavity, the spinal cord remains of an undecreasing girth, almost equal to that of the brain.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
4  In outer aspect, Pip and Dough-Boy made a match, like a black pony and a white one, of equal developments, though of dissimilar colour, driven in one eccentric span.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
5  By experiment its one and fifty yarns will each suspend a weight of one hundred and twenty pounds; so that the whole rope will bear a strain nearly equal to three tons.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
6  And in degree, all this will hold true concerning whaling vessels crossing each other's track on the cruising-ground itself, even though they are equally long absent from home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
7  Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes a man who regards them both with equal eye.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
8  And equally fallacious seems the conceit, that because the so-called whale-bone whales no longer haunt many grounds in former years abounding with them, hence that species also is declining.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
9  At the middle of the forehead horizontally subdivide this upper quoin, and then you have two almost equal parts, which before were naturally divided by an internal wall of a thick tendinous substance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
10  Third: I cannot demonstrate it, but it seems to me, that in the whale the sense of touch is concentrated in the tail; for in this respect there is a delicacy in it only equalled by the daintiness of the elephant's trunk.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
11  The chance comparison in this chapter, between the whale and the elephant, so far as some aspects of the tail of the one and the trunk of the other are concerned, should not tend to place those two opposite organs on an equality, much less the creatures to which they respectively belong.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
12  Two thick squares of wood of equal size are stoutly clenched together, so that they cross each other's grain at right angles; a line of considerable length is then attached to the middle of this block, and the other end of the line being looped, it can in a moment be fastened to a harpoon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
13  He made me a present of his embalmed head; took out his enormous tobacco wallet, and groping under the tobacco, drew out some thirty dollars in silver; then spreading them on the table, and mechanically dividing them into two equal portions, pushed one of them towards me, and said it was mine.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
14  But then there were some sceptical Greeks and Romans, who, standing out from the orthodox pagans of their times, equally doubted the story of Hercules and the whale, and Arion and the dolphin; and yet their doubting those traditions did not make those traditions one whit the less facts, for all that.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 83. Jonah Historically Regarded.