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1  a spouting fish, with a horizontal tail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord out of the fish's belly.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
3  A walrus spouts much like a whale, but the walrus is not a fish, because he is amphibious.
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4  But in brief, they are these: lungs and warm blood; whereas, all other fish are lungless and cold blooded.
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5  This fundamental thing settled, the next point is, in what internal respect does the whale differ from other fish.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  Whereas, among spouting fish the tail, though it may be similarly shaped, invariably assumes a horizontal position.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
7  Almost any one must have noticed that all the fish familiar to landsmen have not a flat, but a vertical, or up-and-down tail.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  I am an officer; but, how I wish I could fish a bit of old-fashioned beef in the forecastle, as I used to when I was before the mast.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
9  Be it known that, waiving all argument, I take the good old fashioned ground that the whale is a fish, and call upon holy Jonah to back me.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
10  Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf over the fire-place, and a tall harpoon standing at the head of the bed.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  Wherefore he had no fancy for lowering for whales after sun-down; nor for persisting in fighting a fish that too much persisted in fighting him.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
12  If you yourself can withstand three cheers at beholding these vivacious fish, then heaven help ye; the spirit of godly gamesomeness is not in ye.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
13  First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.
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14  This ignorant, unconscious fearlessness of his made him a little waggish in the matter of whales; he followed these fish for the fun of it; and a three years' voyage round Cape Horn was only a jolly joke that lasted that length of time.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
15  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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
16  There was a fishy flavor to the milk, too, which I could not at all account for, till one morning happening to take a stroll along the beach among some fishermen's boats, I saw Hosea's brindled cow feeding on fish remnants, and marching along the sand with each foot in a cod's decapitated head, looking very slip-shod, I assure ye.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
17  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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
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