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1  If his leg were off at the hip, now, it would be a different thing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
2  But hows'ever, mayhap, ye've heard tell about the leg, and how he lost it; aye, ye have heard of that, I dare say.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. The Prophet.
3  While his one live leg made lively echoes along the deck, every stroke of his dead limb sounded like a coffin-tap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
4  It had previously come to me that this ivory leg had at sea been fashioned from the polished bone of the sperm whale's jaw.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
5  And somehow, at the time, I felt a sympathy and a sorrow for him, but for I don't know what, unless it was the cruel loss of his leg.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
6  And then it was, that suddenly sweeping his sickle-shaped lower jaw beneath him, Moby Dick had reaped away Ahab's leg, as a mower a blade of grass in the field.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
7  His bone leg steadied in that hole; one arm elevated, and holding by a shroud; Captain Ahab stood erect, looking straight out beyond the ship's ever-pitching prow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
8  Suddenly he came to a halt by the bulwarks, and inserting his bone leg into the auger-hole there, and with one hand grasping a shroud, he ordered Starbuck to send everybody aft.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
9  As the least tangle or kink in the coiling would, in running out, infallibly take somebody's arm, leg, or entire body off, the utmost precaution is used in stowing the line in its tub.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
10  This done he turns the pelt inside out, like a pantaloon leg; gives it a good stretching, so as almost to double its diameter; and at last hangs it, well spread, in the rigging, to dry.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 95. The Cassock.
11  Nevertheless, so well did he succeed in that dissembling, that when with ivory leg he stepped ashore at last, no Nantucketer thought him otherwise than but naturally grieved, and that to the quick, with the terrible casualty which had overtaken him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
12  So powerfully did the whole grim aspect of Ahab affect me, and the livid brand which streaked it, that for the first few moments I hardly noted that not a little of this overbearing grimness was owing to the barbaric white leg upon which he partly stood.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
13  So, with his ivory leg inserted into its accustomed hole, and with one hand firmly grasping a shroud, Ahab for hours and hours would stand gazing dead to windward, while an occasional squall of sleet or snow would all but congeal his very eyelashes together.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
14  They meant Queequeg's best happiness, I admit; but in their hasty zeal to befriend him, and from the circumstance that both he and the sharks were at times half hidden by the blood-muddled water, those indiscreet spades of theirs would come nearer amputating a leg than a tail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
15  I was comforting myself, however, with the thought that in pious Bildad might be found some salvation, spite of his seven hundred and seventy-seventh lay; when I felt a sudden sharp poke in my rear, and turning round, was horrified at the apparition of Captain Peleg in the act of withdrawing his leg from my immediate vicinity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
16  For one, I used to lounge up the rigging very leisurely, resting in the top to have a chat with Queequeg, or any one else off duty whom I might find there; then ascending a little way further, and throwing a lazy leg over the top-sail yard, take a preliminary view of the watery pastures, and so at last mount to my ultimate destination.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
17  It is noon; and Dough-Boy, the steward, thrusting his pale loaf-of-bread face from the cabin-scuttle, announces dinner to his lord and master; who, sitting in the lee quarter-boat, has just been taking an observation of the sun; and is now mutely reckoning the latitude on the smooth, medallion-shaped tablet, reserved for that daily purpose on the upper part of his ivory leg.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
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