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1  But the whaleman, as he seeks the food of light, so he lives in light.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 97. The Lamp.
2  But the Sperm Whale's food is far beneath the surface, and there he cannot spout even if he would.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
3  While their masters, the mates, seemed afraid of the sound of the hinges of their own jaws, the harpooneers chewed their food with such a relish that there was a report to it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
4  It does not seem to be used like the blade of the sword-fish and bill-fish; though some sailors tell me that the Narwhale employs it for a rake in turning over the bottom of the sea for food.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
5  For though other species of whales find their food above water, and may be seen by man in the act of feeding, the spermaceti whale obtains his whole food in unknown zones below the surface; and only by inference is it that any one can tell of what, precisely, that food consists.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
6  So rarely is it beheld, that though one and all of them declare it to be the largest animated thing in the ocean, yet very few of them have any but the most vague ideas concerning its true nature and form; notwithstanding, they believe it to furnish to the sperm whale his only food.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
7  Granting that the White Whale fully incites the hearts of this my savage crew, and playing round their savageness even breeds a certain generous knight-errantism in them, still, while for the love of it they give chase to Moby Dick, they must also have food for their more common, daily appetites.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
8  Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favourite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition: when leaning back a moment and bethinking me of Mrs. Hussey's clam and cod announcement, I thought I would try a little experiment.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
9  But not so did it seem to Ahab, who knew the sets of all tides and currents; and thereby calculating the driftings of the sperm whale's food; and, also, calling to mind the regular, ascertained seasons for hunting him in particular latitudes; could arrive at reasonable surmises, almost approaching to certainties, concerning the timeliest day to be upon this or that ground in search of his prey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.