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1  of which districts are three lines; one to show the number.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
2  In no living thing are the lines of beauty more exquisitely defined than in the crescentic borders of these flukes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  Then the whole world was the whale's; and, king of creation, he left his wake along the present lines of the Andes and the Himmalehs.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
4  Hence, the spare boats, spare spars, and spare lines and harpoons, and spare everythings, almost, but a spare Captain and duplicate ship.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
5  Meantime, Fedallah was calmly eyeing the right whale's head, and ever and anon glancing from the deep wrinkles there to the lines in his own hand.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
6  To scan the lines of his face, or feel the bumps on the head of this Leviathan; this is a thing which no Physiognomist or Phrenologist has as yet undertaken.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
7  He desired that ship to unite with his own in the search; by sailing over the sea some four or five miles apart, on parallel lines, and so sweeping a double horizon, as it were.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 128. The Pequod Meets The Rachel.
8  The Pequod had now swept so nigh to the stranger, that Stubb vowed he recognised his cutting spade-pole entangled in the lines that were knotted round the tail of one of these whales.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
9  Immediately, by Starbuck's orders, lines were secured to it at different points, so that ere long every boat was a buoy; the sunken whale being suspended a few inches beneath them by the cords.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
10  But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  Then seating himself before it, you would have seen him intently study the various lines and shadings which there met his eye; and with slow but steady pencil trace additional courses over spaces that before were blank.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
12  The lines, of which, hardly an instant before, not one hand's breadth could have been gained, were now in long quick coils flung back all dripping into the boats, and soon the whale broke water within two ship's lengths of the hunters.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
13  "Stand by, men; he stirs," cried Starbuck, as the three lines suddenly vibrated in the water, distinctly conducting upwards to them, as by magnetic wires, the life and death throbs of the whale, so that every oarsman felt them in his seat.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
14  Furthermore: you must know that when the second iron is thrown overboard, it thenceforth becomes a dangling, sharp-edged terror, skittishly curvetting about both boat and whale, entangling the lines, or cutting them, and making a prodigious sensation in all directions.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. The Crotch.
15  The English ship Pusie Hall can tell a story on that head; and, as for his strength, let me say, that there have been examples where the lines attached to a running sperm whale have, in a calm, been transferred to the ship, and secured there; the whale towing her great hull through the water, as a horse walks off with a cart.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
16  But at last in his untraceable evolutions, the White Whale so crossed and recrossed, and in a thousand ways entangled the slack of the three lines now fast to him, that they foreshortened, and, of themselves, warped the devoted boats towards the planted irons in him; though now for a moment the whale drew aside a little, as if to rally for a more tremendous charge.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
17  While thus employed, the heavy pewter lamp suspended in chains over his head, continually rocked with the motion of the ship, and for ever threw shifting gleams and shadows of lines upon his wrinkled brow, till it almost seemed that while he himself was marking out lines and courses on the wrinkled charts, some invisible pencil was also tracing lines and courses upon the deeply marked chart of his forehead.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
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