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1  Of a retiring nature, he eludes both hunters and philosophers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  Nor is it at all prudent for the hunter to be over curious touching the precise nature of the whale spout.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
3  He lives on the sea, as prairie cocks in the prairie; he hides among the waves, he climbs them as chamois hunters climb the Alps.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
4  But we shall ere long see what that word "careful" precisely means when used by a man like Stubb, or almost any other whale hunter.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
5  Extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a boa.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 95. The Cassock.
6  When by chance these precious parts in a nursing whale are cut by the hunter's lance, the mother's pouring milk and blood rivallingly discolour the sea for rods.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
7  So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
8  So that in many cases such a panic did he finally strike, that few who by those rumors, at least, had heard of the White Whale, few of those hunters were willing to encounter the perils of his jaw.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
9  For, at such times, crazy Ahab, the scheming, unappeasedly steadfast hunter of the white whale; this Ahab that had gone to his hammock, was not the agent that so caused him to burst from it in horror again.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
10  He has but one picture of whaling scenes, and this is a sad deficiency, because it is by such pictures only, when at all well done, that you can derive anything like a truthful idea of the living whale as seen by his living hunters.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
11  The fact is, that among his hunters at least, the whale would by all hands be considered a noble dish, were there not so much of him; but when you come to sit down before a meat-pie nearly one hundred feet long, it takes away your appetite.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
12  At length the breathless hunter came so nigh his seemingly unsuspecting prey, that his entire dazzling hump was distinctly visible, sliding along the sea as if an isolated thing, and continually set in a revolving ring of finest, fleecy, greenish foam.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
13  A most imperial and archangelical apparition of that unfallen, western world, which to the eyes of the old trappers and hunters revived the glories of those primeval times when Adam walked majestic as a god, bluff-browed and fearless as this mighty steed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
14  And however the general experiences in the fishery may amend such reports as these; yet in their full terribleness, even to the bloodthirsty item of Povelson, the superstitious belief in them is, in some vicissitudes of their vocation, revived in the minds of the hunters.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
15  As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked in this business of whaling; and as this business of whaling has somehow come to be regarded among landsmen as a rather unpoetical and disreputable pursuit; therefore, I am all anxiety to convince ye, ye landsmen, of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
16  Judge, then, to what pitches of inflamed, distracted fury the minds of his more desperate hunters were impelled, when amid the chips of chewed boats, and the sinking limbs of torn comrades, they swam out of the white curds of the whale's direful wrath into the serene, exasperating sunlight, that smiled on, as if at a birth or a bridal.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
17  So assured, indeed, is the fact concerning the periodicalness of the sperm whale's resorting to given waters, that many hunters believe that, could he be closely observed and studied throughout the world; were the logs for one voyage of the entire whale fleet carefully collated, then the migrations of the sperm whale would be found to correspond in invariability to those of the herring-shoals or the flights of swallows.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
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