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1  In length, the common sperm whale-line measures something over two hundred fathoms.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
2  For not by hook or by net could this vast leviathan be caught, when sailing a thousand fathoms beneath the sunlight.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
3  A coil of new tow-line was then unwound, and some fathoms of it taken to the windlass, and stretched to a great tension.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
4  There now's the old Mogul," soliloquized Stubb by the try-works, "he's been twigging it; and there goes Starbuck from the same, and both with faces which I should say might be somewhere within nine fathoms long.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
5  So that for an hour or more, a thousand fathoms in the sea, he carries a surplus stock of vitality in him, just as the camel crossing the waterless desert carries a surplus supply of drink for future use in its four supplementary stomachs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
6  Full in this rapid wake, and many fathoms in the rear, swam a huge, humped old bull, which by his comparatively slow progress, as well as by the unusual yellowish incrustations overgrowing him, seemed afflicted with the jaundice, or some other infirmity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
7  But far more terrible is it to behold, when fathoms down in the sea, you see some sulky whale, floating there suspended, with his prodigious jaw, some fifteen feet long, hanging straight down at right-angles with his body, for all the world like a ship's jib-boom.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
8  As we have seen, God came upon him in the whale, and swallowed him down to living gulfs of doom, and with swift slantings tore him along 'into the midst of the seas,' where the eddying depths sucked him ten thousand fathoms down, and 'the weeds were wrapped about his head,' and all the watery world of woe bowled over him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
9  As when the stricken whale, that from the tub has reeled out hundreds of fathoms of rope; as, after deep sounding, he floats up again, and shows the slackened curling line buoyantly rising and spiralling towards the air; so now, Starbuck saw long coils of the umbilical cord of Madame Leviathan, by which the young cub seemed still tethered to its dam.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.