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1  His great lips present a cable-like aspect, formed by the intertwisting, slanting folds of large wrinkles.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  Many are the men, small and great, old and new, landsmen and seamen, who have at large or in little, written of the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  But, as before hinted, for some time there was a continual fetching and carrying on board of divers odds and ends of things, both large and small.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
4  Suspended from his ears were two golden hoops, so large that the sailors called them ring-bolts, and would talk of securing the top-sail halyards to them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
5  I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags something like the stained porcupine quills round an Indian moccasin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  Such large virtue lurks in these small things when extreme political superstitions invest them, that in some royal instances even to idiot imbecility they have imparted potency.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
7  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
8  In the first place, it may be deemed almost superfluous to establish the fact, that among people at large, the business of whaling is not accounted on a level with what are called the liberal professions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
9  Through all his unearthly tattooings, I thought I saw the traces of a simple honest heart; and in his large, deep eyes, fiery black and bold, there seemed tokens of a spirit that would dare a thousand devils.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
10  Of things not properly belonging to the room, there was a hammock lashed up, and thrown upon the floor in one corner; also a large seaman's bag, containing the harpooneer's wardrobe, no doubt in lieu of a land trunk.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
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  Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks and snowy breakers.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
13  He would then begin again at the next fifty; seeming to commence at number one each time, as though he could not count more than fifty, and it was only by such a large number of fifties being found together, that his astonishment at the multitude of pages was excited.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
15  The large importance attached to the harpooneer's vocation is evinced by the fact, that originally in the old Dutch Fishery, two centuries and more ago, the command of a whale ship was not wholly lodged in the person now called the captain, but was divided between him and an officer called the Specksnyder.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
16  On one side hung a very large oilpainting so thoroughly besmoked, and every way defaced, that in the unequal crosslights by which you viewed it, it was only by diligent study and a series of systematic visits to it, and careful inquiry of the neighbors, that you could any way arrive at an understanding of its purpose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
17  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.
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