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1  It seemed the great Black Parliament sitting in Tophet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
2  Chief among these motives was the overwhelming idea of the great whale himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  Yes, it was the famous Father Mapple, so called by the whalemen, among whom he was a very great favourite.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
4  For several hours I lay there broad awake, feeling a great deal worse than I have ever done since, even from the greatest subsequent misfortunes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
5  Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
6  And it was so light too; the sun shining in at the window, and a great rattling of coaches in the streets, and the sound of gay voices all over the house.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
7  Not always, though: Ledyard, the great New England traveller, and Mungo Park, the Scotch one; of all men, they possessed the least assurance in the parlor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
8  So gathering up the shavings with another grin, and throwing them into the great stove in the middle of the room, he went about his business, and left me in a brown study.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
9  The rest of his toilet was soon achieved, and he proudly marched out of the room, wrapped up in his great pilot monkey jacket, and sporting his harpoon like a marshal's baton.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
10  Taking up his tomahawk from the table, he examined the head of it for an instant, and then holding it to the light, with his mouth at the handle, he puffed out great clouds of tobacco smoke.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  Now when a country dandy like this takes it into his head to make a distinguished reputation, and joins the great whale-fishery, you should see the comical things he does upon reaching the seaport.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
12  The sailors mark him; more and more certain grow their suspicions of him, and at last, fully to test the truth, by referring the whole matter to high Heaven, they fall to casting lots, to see for whose cause this great tempest was upon them.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
13  When he entered I observed that he carried no umbrella, and certainly had not come in his carriage, for his tarpaulin hat ran down with melting sleet, and his great pilot cloth jacket seemed almost to drag him to the floor with the weight of the water it had absorbed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
14  The people of his island of Rokovoko, it seems, at their wedding feasts express the fragrant water of young cocoanuts into a large stained calabash like a punchbowl; and this punchbowl always forms the great central ornament on the braided mat where the feast is held.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
15  But being in a great hurry to resume scolding the man in the purple Shirt, who was waiting for it in the entry, and seeming to hear nothing but the word "clam," Mrs. Hussey hurried towards an open door leading to the kitchen, and bawling out "clam for two," disappeared.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
16  I pay this particular compliment to Queequeg, because he treated me with so much civility and consideration, while I was guilty of great rudeness; staring at him from the bed, and watching all his toilette motions; for the time my curiosity getting the better of my breeding.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
17  The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
18  To all this I joyously assented; for besides the affection I now felt for Queequeg, he was an experienced harpooneer, and as such, could not fail to be of great usefulness to one, who, like me, was wholly ignorant of the mysteries of whaling, though well acquainted with the sea, as known to merchant seamen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
19  By reason of these things, then, the whaling voyage was welcome; the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open, and in the wild conceits that swayed me to my purpose, two and two there floated into my inmost soul, endless processions of the whale, and, mid most of them all, one grand hooded phantom, like a snow hill in the air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
20  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.