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1  Nor was Stubb the only banqueter on whale's flesh that night.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
2  By heaven this dead wood has the better of my live flesh every way.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
3  It's like turning an old coat; going to bring the flesh on the other side now.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 126. The Life-Buoy.
4  God keep us, but already my bones feel damp within me, and from the inside wet my flesh.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
5  Three punctures were made in the heathen flesh, and the White Whale's barbs were then tempered.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
6  But still more curious was the fact of a lance-head of stone being found in him, not far from the buried iron, the flesh perfectly firm about it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
7  He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seemed well adapted to endure hot latitudes, his flesh being hard as twice-baked biscuit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
8  Besides, for some way, where I now saw but a naked spine, all that had been once wrapped round with tons of added bulk in flesh, muscle, blood, and bowels.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
9  On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap to it, like the worn nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
10  It so chanced that almost upon first cutting into him with the spade, the entire length of a corroded harpoon was found imbedded in his flesh, on the lower part of the bunch before described.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
11  In these last-mentioned haunts you see only sailors; but in New Bedford, actual cannibals stand chatting at street corners; savages outright; many of whom yet carry on their bones unholy flesh.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
12  Plum-pudding is the term bestowed upon certain fragmentary parts of the whale's flesh, here and there adhering to the blanket of blubber, and often participating to a considerable degree in its unctuousness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
13  But though boats have been taken down and lost in this way, yet it is this "holding on," as it is called; this hooking up by the sharp barbs of his live flesh from the back; this it is that often torments the Leviathan into soon rising again to meet the sharp lance of his foes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
14  In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name; who being planted before the ark of Israel, his horse's head and both the palms of his hands fell off from him, and only the stump or fishy part of him remained.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
15  But as the stumps of harpoons are frequently found in the dead bodies of captured whales, with the flesh perfectly healed around them, and no prominence of any kind to denote their place; therefore, there must needs have been some other unknown reason in the present case fully to account for the ulceration alluded to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
16  Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
17  But at length we perceived that by one of the unimaginable accidents of the fishery, this whale had become entangled in the harpoon-line that he towed; he had also run away with the cutting-spade in him; and while the free end of the rope attached to that weapon, had permanently caught in the coils of the harpoon-line round his tail, the cutting-spade itself had worked loose from his flesh.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
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