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1  These mouths are fitted with heavy doors of iron.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
2  I had allowed him such abundant time; I thought he might have had an apoplectic fit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
3  For what oil he'll get from that drugged whale there, wouldn't be fit to burn in a jail; no, not in a condemned cell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
4  I thought to find one stubborn, at the least; but my one cogged circle fits into all their various wheels, and they revolve.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. Sunset.
5  I had not a little relied upon Queequeg's sagacity to point out the whaler best fitted to carry us and our fortunes securely.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
6  It belongs to me and Captain Bildad to see the Pequod fitted out for the voyage, and supplied with all her needs, including crew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
7  Now, mustering the spare poles from below, and selecting one of hickory, with the bark still investing it, Ahab fitted the end to the socket of the iron.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
8  Why, since he takes it so easy, tell him that now I have eyed him carefully, I'm quite certain that he's no more fit to command a whale-ship than a St. Jago monkey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
9  The timbers beneath are of a peculiar strength, fitted to sustain the weight of an almost solid mass of brick and mortar, some ten feet by eight square, and five in height.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
10  When the last nail was driven, and the lid duly planed and fitted, he lightly shouldered the coffin and went forward with it, inquiring whether they were ready for it yet in that direction.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
11  But no longer snuffing in the trail of the wild beasts of the woodland, Tashtego now hunted in the wake of the great whales of the sea; the unerring harpoon of the son fitly replacing the infallible arrow of the sires.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
12  And when he would hear Tashtego singing out for him to produce himself, that his bones might be picked, the simple-witted steward all but shattered the crockery hanging round him in the pantry, by his sudden fits of the palsy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
13  To these questions they would answer, that he was getting better and better, and was expected aboard every day; meantime, the two captains, Peleg and Bildad, could attend to everything necessary to fit the vessel for the voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
14  And every morning, perched on our stays, rows of these birds were seen; and spite of our hootings, for a long time obstinately clung to the hemp, as though they deemed our ship some drifting, uninhabited craft; a thing appointed to desolation, and therefore fit roosting-place for their homeless selves.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
15  And here be it said, that whenever it has been convenient to consult one in the course of these dissertations, I have invariably used a huge quarto edition of Johnson, expressly purchased for that purpose; because that famous lexicographer's uncommon personal bulk more fitted him to compile a lexicon to be used by a whale author like me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
16  Nor is it so very unlikely, that far from distrusting his fitness for another whaling voyage, on account of such dark symptoms, the calculating people of that prudent isle were inclined to harbor the conceit, that for those very reasons he was all the better qualified and set on edge, for a pursuit so full of rage and wildness as the bloody hunt of whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
17  His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
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