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1  Usually the dead Sperm Whale floats with great buoyancy, with its side or belly considerably elevated above the surface.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
2  All thy unnamable imminglings float beneath me here; I am buoyed by breaths of once living things, exhaled as air, but water now.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 116. The Dying Whale.
3  A terror to the smiling innocence of the villages through which he floats; his swart visage and bold swagger are not unshunned in cities.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
4  The sky looks lacquered; clouds there are none; the horizon floats; and this nakedness of unrelieved radiance is as the insufferable splendors of God's throne.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 118. The Quadrant.
5  But this difficulty is ingeniously overcome: a small, strong line is prepared with a wooden float at its outer end, and a weight in its middle, while the other end is secured to the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
6  Like Mark Antony, for days and days along his green-turfed, flowery Nile, he indolently floats, openly toying with his red-cheeked Cleopatra, ripening his apricot thigh upon the sunny deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
7  Beneath the unclouded and mild azure sky, upon the fair face of the pleasant sea, wafted by the joyous breezes, that great mass of death floats on and on, till lost in infinite perspectives.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 69. The Funeral.
8  The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 69. The Funeral.
9  As with Fedallah the day before, so Ahab was now found grimly clinging to his boat's broken half, which afforded a comparatively easy float; nor did it so exhaust him as the previous day's mishap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
10  But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  And now behold Jonah taken up as an anchor and dropped into the sea; when instantly an oily calmness floats out from the east, and the sea is still, as Jonah carries down the gale with him, leaving smooth water behind.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
12  Slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 69. The Funeral.
13  But if we Southern whale-fishers are not so snugly housed aloft as Captain Sleet and his Greenlandmen were; yet that disadvantage is greatly counter-balanced by the widely contrasting serenity of those seductive seas in which we South fishers mostly float.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
14  The half-emptied line-tub floats on the whitened sea; the wooden poles of the spilled harpoons obliquely bob in it; the heads of the swimming crew are scattered about the whale in contrasting expressions of affright; while in the black stormy distance the ship is bearing down upon the scene.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
15  By adroit management the wooden float is made to rise on the other side of the mass, so that now having girdled the whale, the chain is readily made to follow suit; and being slipped along the body, is at last locked fast round the smallest part of the tail, at the point of junction with its broad flukes or lobes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
16  The same waves wash the moles of the new-built Californian towns, but yesterday planted by the recentest race of men, and lave the faded but still gorgeous skirts of Asiatic lands, older than Abraham; while all between float milky-ways of coral isles, and low-lying, endless, unknown Archipelagoes, and impenetrable Japans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 111. The Pacific.
17  As when the stricken whale, that from the tub has reeled out hundreds of fathoms of rope; as, after deep sounding, he floats up again, and shows the slackened curling line buoyantly rising and spiralling towards the air; so now, Starbuck saw long coils of the umbilical cord of Madame Leviathan, by which the young cub seemed still tethered to its dam.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
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