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1  He was full of the fire of the hunt.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
2  The fire hissed in the waves; the same instant the ship shot by the bubble the sinking pipe made.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. The Pipe.
3  Here be it said that in a whaling voyage the first fire in the try-works has to be fed for a time with wood.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
4  For this reason a sleeping apartment should never be furnished with a fire, which is one of the luxurious discomforts of the rich.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
5  As it seemed to me at the time, such a grand embodiment of adoration of the gods was never beheld, even in Persia, the home of the fire worshippers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
6  We felt very nice and snug, the more so since it was so chilly out of doors; indeed out of bed-clothes too, seeing that there was no fire in the room.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
7  The intense heat of the fire is prevented from communicating itself to the deck, by means of a shallow reservoir extending under the entire inclosed surface of the works.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
8  At last extinguishing the fire, he took the idol up very unceremoniously, and bagged it again in his grego pocket as carelessly as if he were a sportsman bagging a dead woodcock.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
9  But that darkness was licked up by the fierce flames, which at intervals forked forth from the sooty flues, and illuminated every lofty rope in the rigging, as with the famed Greek fire.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
10  He looked like a man cut away from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
11  And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale-boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror, than though seated before your evening fire with a poker, and not a harpoon, by your side.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
12  Admiral Nelson, also, on a capstan of gun-metal, stands his mast-head in Trafalgar Square; and ever when most obscured by that London smoke, token is yet given that a hidden hero is there; for where there is smoke, must be fire.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
13  If American and European men-of-war now peacefully ride in once savage harbors, let them fire salutes to the honour and glory of the whale-ship, which originally showed them the way, and first interpreted between them and the savages.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
14  Witness, too, all human beings, how when herded together in the sheepfold of a theatre's pit, they will, at the slightest alarm of fire, rush helter-skelter for the outlets, crowding, trampling, jamming, and remorselessly dashing each other to death.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
15  He was sitting on a bench before the fire, with his feet on the stove hearth, and in one hand was holding close up to his face that little negro idol of his; peering hard into its face, and with a jack-knife gently whittling away at its nose, meanwhile humming to himself in his heathenish way.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
16  As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
17  Though, consumed with the hot fire of his purpose, Ahab in all his thoughts and actions ever had in view the ultimate capture of Moby Dick; though he seemed ready to sacrifice all mortal interests to that one passion; nevertheless it may have been that he was by nature and long habituation far too wedded to a fiery whaleman's ways, altogether to abandon the collateral prosecution of the voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
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