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1  That's the opinion of learned men.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
2  With that view, let me learnedly define it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
3  A common man looking at this decision of the very learned Judge, might possibly object to it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
4  I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
5  But that did in nowise mend the matter, or at all soften the hard heart of the learned gentleman with the copy of Blackstone.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
6  With greedy ears I learned the history of that murderous monster against whom I and all the others had taken our oaths of violence and revenge.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
7  For at that time, and indeed until a comparatively late day, the precise origin of ambergris remained, like amber itself, a problem to the learned.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
8  In short, this ancient and learned Low Dutch book treated of the commerce of Holland; and, among other subjects, contained a very interesting account of its whale fishery.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
9  Much was I disappointed upon learning that the little packet for Nantucket had already sailed, and that no way of reaching that place would offer, till the following Monday.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
10  The Hindoo whale referred to, occurs in a separate department of the wall, depicting the incarnation of Vishnu in the form of leviathan, learnedly known as the Matse Avatar.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
11  According to this account and what was subsequently learned, it seemed that the scaramouch in question had gained a wonderful ascendency over almost everybody in the Jeroboam.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
12  It is therefore not in strict character, however admirably satirical, that after going to school himself, he should then go abroad inculcating not what he learned there, but the folly of it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
13  As was afterwards learned, the Bachelor had met with the most surprising success; all the more wonderful, for that while cruising in the same seas numerous other vessels had gone entire months without securing a single fish.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 115. The Pequod Meets The Bachelor.
14  Some two years prior to my first learning the events which I am about rehearsing to you, gentlemen, the Town-Ho, Sperm Whaler of Nantucket, was cruising in your Pacific here, not very many days' sail eastward from the eaves of this good Golden Inn.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
15  I partly surmise also, that this wicked charge against whalers may be likewise imputed to the existence on the coast of Greenland, in former times, of a Dutch village called Schmerenburgh or Smeerenberg, which latter name is the one used by the learned Fogo Von Slack, in his great work on Smells, a text-book on that subject.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
16  Though, upon the whole, I greatly admire and even love the brave, the honest, and learned Captain; yet I take it very ill of him that he should so utterly ignore that case-bottle, seeing what a faithful friend and comforter it must have been, while with mittened fingers and hooded head he was studying the mathematics aloft there in that bird's nest within three or four perches of the pole.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.