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1  Finding myself thus hard pushed, I replied.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
2  It was during a prolonged gale, in waters hard upon the Antarctic seas.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
3  What precise purpose this ivory horn or lance answers, it would be hard to say.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  "I was never served so before without giving a hard blow for it," muttered Stubb, as he found himself descending the cabin-scuttle.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 29. Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb.
5  Now, Bildad, I am sorry to say, had the reputation of being an incorrigible old hunks, and in his sea-going days, a bitter, hard task-master.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
6  He never used to swear, though, at his men, they said; but somehow he got an inordinate quantity of cruel, unmitigated hard work out of them.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
7  Why, thou monkey," said a harpooneer to one of these lads, "we've been cruising now hard upon three years, and thou hast not raised a whale yet.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
8  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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
9  He then donned his waistcoat, and taking up a piece of hard soap on the wash-stand centre table, dipped it into water and commenced lathering his face.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
10  In shape, the Sleet's crow's-nest is something like a large tierce or pipe; it is open above, however, where it is furnished with a movable side-screen to keep to windward of your head in a hard gale.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
11  He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. The Hyena.
12  Why it is that all Merchant-seamen, and also all Pirates and Man-of-War's men, and Slave-ship sailors, cherish such a scornful feeling towards Whale-ships; this is a question it would be hard to answer.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
13  But where this superiority in the English whalemen does really consist, it would be hard to say, seeing that the Yankees in one day, collectively, kill more whales than all the English, collectively, in ten years.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
14  But the hours of darkness passed in peace; the men who still remained at their duty toiling hard at the pumps, whose clinking and clanking at intervals through the dreary night dismally resounded through the ship.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
15  The fact is, boys, that sword-fish only began the job; he's come back again with a gang of ship-carpenters, saw-fish, and file-fish, and what not; and the whole posse of 'em are now hard at work cutting and slashing at the bottom; making improvements, I suppose.'
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
16  The eager mariners but ask him who he is, and where from; whereas, they not only receive an answer to those questions, but likewise another answer to a question not put by them, but the unsolicited answer is forced from Jonah by the hard hand of God that is upon him.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
17  He was sitting on a bench before the fire, with his feet on the stove hearth, and in one hand was holding close up to his face that little negro idol of his; peering hard into its face, and with a jack-knife gently whittling away at its nose, meanwhile humming to himself in his heathenish way.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
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