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1  These fritters feed the flames.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
2  So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  At their flaming head he westward trooped it like that chosen star which every evening leads on the hosts of light.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
4  In a countryman, this sudden flame of friendship would have seemed far too premature, a thing to be much distrusted; but in this simple savage those old rules would not apply.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
5  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.
6  With huge pronged poles they pitched hissing masses of blubber into the scalding pots, or stirred up the fires beneath, till the snaky flames darted, curling, out of the doors to catch them by the feet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
7  With our shaggy jackets drawn about our shoulders, we now passed the Tomahawk from one to the other, till slowly there grew over us a blue hanging tester of smoke, illuminated by the flame of the new-lit lamp.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
8  So the pitch and sulphur-freighted brigs of the bold Hydriote, Canaris, issuing from their midnight harbors, with broad sheets of flame for sails, bore down upon the Turkish frigates, and folded them in conflagrations.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
9  The parted mouth of Tashtego revealed his shark-white teeth, which strangely gleamed as if they too had been tipped by corpusants; while lit up by the preternatural light, Queequeg's tattooing burned like Satanic blue flames on his body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
10  Hear me, then: I take that mast-head flame we saw for a sign of good luck; for those masts are rooted in a hold that is going to be chock a block with sperm-oil, d'ye see; and so, all that sperm will work up into the masts, like sap in a tree.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
11  First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
12  All the yard-arms were tipped with a pallid fire; and touched at each tri-pointed lightning-rod-end with three tapering white flames, each of the three tall masts was silently burning in that sulphurous air, like three gigantic wax tapers before an altar.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
13  Zoned by those letters you saw the likeness of three Andes' summits; from one a flame; a tower on another; on the third a crowing cock; while arching over all was a segment of the partitioned zodiac, the signs all marked with their usual cabalistics, and the keystone sun entering the equinoctial point at Libra.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
14  Ahab's harpoon, the one forged at Perth's fire, remained firmly lashed in its conspicuous crotch, so that it projected beyond his whale-boat's bow; but the sea that had stove its bottom had caused the loose leather sheath to drop off; and from the keen steel barb there now came a levelled flame of pale, forked fire.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
15  As, then, with regular, gasping hems, he hammered on the anvil, Perth passing to him the glowing rods, one after the other, and the hard pressed forge shooting up its intense straight flame, the Parsee passed silently, and bowing over his head towards the fire, seemed invoking some curse or some blessing on the toil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
16  The ribs were hung with trophies; the vertebrae were carved with Arsacidean annals, in strange hieroglyphics; in the skull, the priests kept up an unextinguished aromatic flame, so that the mystic head again sent forth its vapoury spout; while, suspended from a bough, the terrific lower jaw vibrated over all the devotees, like the hair-hung sword that so affrighted Damocles.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
17  Screwed at its axis against the side, a swinging lamp slightly oscillates in Jonah's room; and the ship, heeling over towards the wharf with the weight of the last bales received, the lamp, flame and all, though in slight motion, still maintains a permanent obliquity with reference to the room; though, in truth, infallibly straight itself, it but made obvious the false, lying levels among which it hung.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
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