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1  His bald purplish head now looked for all the world like a mildewed skull.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
2  It may seem ridiculous, but it reminded me of General Washington's head, as seen in the popular busts of him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
3  Remembering the embalmed head, at first I almost thought that this black manikin was a real baby preserved in some similar manner.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
4  Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf over the fire-place, and a tall harpoon standing at the head of the bed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
5  Next morning, Monday, after disposing of the embalmed head to a barber, for a block, I settled my own and comrade's bill; using, however, my comrade's money.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
6  Afterwards I wondered the less at this operation when I came to know of what fine steel the head of a harpoon is made, and how exceedingly sharp the long straight edges are always kept.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
7  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
8  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.
9  But if, like Queequeg and me in the bed, the tip of your nose or the crown of your head be slightly chilled, why then, indeed, in the general consciousness you feel most delightfully and unmistakably warm.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
10  But though the picture lies thus tranced, and though this pine-tree shakes down its sighs like leaves upon this shepherd's head, yet all were vain, unless the shepherd's eye were fixed upon the magic stream before him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
11  Whether it was, too, that his head being shaved, his forehead was drawn out in freer and brighter relief, and looked more expansive than it otherwise would, this I will not venture to decide; but certain it was his head was phrenologically an excellent one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
12  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
13  He made me a present of his embalmed head; took out his enormous tobacco wallet, and groping under the tobacco, drew out some thirty dollars in silver; then spreading them on the table, and mechanically dividing them into two equal portions, pushed one of them towards me, and said it was mine.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
14  One complained of a bad cold in his head, upon which Jonah mixed him a pitch-like potion of gin and molasses, which he swore was a sovereign cure for all colds and catarrhs whatsoever, never mind of how long standing, or whether caught off the coast of Labrador, or on the weather side of an ice-island.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
15  I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
16  Holding a light in one hand, and that identical New Zealand head in the other, the stranger entered the room, and without looking towards the bed, placed his candle a good way off from me on the floor in one corner, and then began working away at the knotted cords of the large bag I before spoke of as being in the room.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
17  As we have seen, God came upon him in the whale, and swallowed him down to living gulfs of doom, and with swift slantings tore him along 'into the midst of the seas,' where the eddying depths sucked him ten thousand fathoms down, and 'the weeds were wrapped about his head,' and all the watery world of woe bowled over him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
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