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1  "Splice, thou mean'st SPLICE hands," cried Peleg, drawing nearer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
2  All hands voted Queequeg a noble trump; the captain begged his pardon.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
3  Shipmates, God has laid but one hand upon you; both his hands press upon me.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
4  However, it is always as well to have a look at him before irrevocably committing yourself into his hands.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
5  He reads, and looks from Jonah to the bill; while all his sympathetic shipmates now crowd round Jonah, prepared to lay their hands upon him.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
6  The poor fellow whom Queequeg had handled so roughly, was swept overboard; all hands were in a panic; and to attempt snatching at the boom to stay it, seemed madness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
7  To grope down into the bottom of the sea after them; to have one's hands among the unspeakable foundations, ribs, and very pelvis of the world; this is a fearful thing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  He said no more, but slowly waving a benediction, covered his face with his hands, and so remained kneeling, till all the people had departed, and he was left alone in the place.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
9  The schooner was run into the wind, and while the hands were clearing away the stern boat, Queequeg, stripped to the waist, darted from the side with a long living arc of a leap.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
10  At that time in the morning any Christian would have washed his face; but Queequeg, to my amazement, contented himself with restricting his ablutions to his chest, arms, and hands.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
11  He paused a little; then kneeling in the pulpit's bows, folded his large brown hands across his chest, uplifted his closed eyes, and offered a prayer so deeply devout that he seemed kneeling and praying at the bottom of the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
12  And I did not know but what the stingy old Bildad might have a mighty deal to say about shipping hands, especially as I now found him on board the Pequod, quite at home there in the cabin, and reading his Bible as if at his own fireside.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
13  He at once resolved to accompany me to that island, ship aboard the same vessel, get into the same watch, the same boat, the same mess with me, in short to share my every hap; with both my hands in his, boldly dip into the Potluck of both worlds.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
14  Captain Peleg seldom or never went ashore, but sat in his wigwam keeping a sharp look-out upon the hands: Bildad did all the purchasing and providing at the stores; and the men employed in the hold and on the rigging were working till long after night-fall.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
15  I was already aware that in the whaling business they paid no wages; but all hands, including the captain, received certain shares of the profits called lays, and that these lays were proportioned to the degree of importance pertaining to the respective duties of the ship's company.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
16  But now when the boatswain calls all hands to lighten her; when boxes, bales, and jars are clattering overboard; when the wind is shrieking, and the men are yelling, and every plank thunders with trampling feet right over Jonah's head; in all this raging tumult, Jonah sleeps his hideous sleep.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
17  Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailor-like but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
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