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1  A short rushing sound leaped out of the boat; it was the darted iron of Queequeg.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
2  But at that moment he is sprung upon by a panther billow leaping over the bulwarks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
3  With that he leaped from the canoe, swam to the boat; and climbing the gunwale, stood face to face with the captain.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
4  To every pitch of the ship there was a pitch of the boiling oil, which seemed all eagerness to leap into their faces.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
5  But thank heaven, at that moment the landlord came into the room light in hand, and leaping from the bed I ran up to him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  The suddenness of the shock made the guns leap in their carriages, and several of the men were shaken out of their hammocks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
7  Only the infidel sharks in the audacious seas may give ear to such words, when, with tornado brow, and eyes of red murder, and foam-glued lips, Ahab leaped after his prey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
8  Thou saw'st the locked lovers when leaping from their flaming ship; heart to heart they sank beneath the exulting wave; true to each other, when heaven seemed false to them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
10  Scroll-wise coiled forwards beneath the body, and then rapidly sprung backwards, it is this which gives that singular darting, leaping motion to the monster when furiously swimming.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
11  His deep chest heaved as with a ground-swell; his tossed arms seemed the warring elements at work; and the thunders that rolled away from off his swarthy brow, and the light leaping from his eye, made all his simple hearers look on him with a quick fear that was strange to them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
12  The involuntary consternation of the moment caused him to leap, paddle in hand, out of the boat; and in such a way, that part of the slack whale line coming against his chest, he breasted it overboard with him, so as to become entangled in it, when at last plumping into the water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
13  As the Lakeman's bare head was just level with the planks, the Captain and his posse leaped the barricade, and rapidly drawing over the slide of the scuttle, planted their group of hands upon it, and loudly called for the steward to bring the heavy brass padlock belonging to the companionway.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
14  The prow of the boat is partially unbroken, and is drawn just balancing upon the monster's spine; and standing in that prow, for that one single incomputable flash of time, you behold an oarsman, half shrouded by the incensed boiling spout of the whale, and in the act of leaping, as if from a precipice.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
15  Meantime, the crew driven from the forward part of the ship by the perilous seas that burstingly broke over its bows, stood in a line along the bulwarks in the waist; and the better to guard against the leaping waves, each man had slipped himself into a sort of bowline secured to the rail, in which he swung as in a loosened belt.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
16  Such was the thunder of his voice, that spite of their amazement the men sprang over the rail; the sheaves whirled round in the blocks; with a wallow, the three boats dropped into the sea; while, with a dexterous, off-handed daring, unknown in any other vocation, the sailors, goat-like, leaped down the rolling ship's side into the tossed boats below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
17  It was one of those less lowering, but still grey and gloomy enough mornings of the transition, when with a fair wind the ship was rushing through the water with a vindictive sort of leaping and melancholy rapidity, that as I mounted to the deck at the call of the forenoon watch, so soon as I levelled my glance towards the taffrail, foreboding shivers ran over me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
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