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1  Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
2  In a strait-jacket, he swung to the mad rockings of the gales.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
3  High aloft in the cross-trees was that mad Gay-Header, Tashtego.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
4  In no Paradise myself, I am impatient of all misery in others that is not mad.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
5  I crush the quadrant, the thunder turns the needles, and now the mad sea parts the log-line.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
6  He saw God's foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
7  Now, in his heart, Ahab had some glimpse of this, namely: all my means are sane, my motive and my object mad.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
8  Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
9  The poor fellow whom Queequeg had handled so roughly, was swept overboard; all hands were in a panic; and to attempt snatching at the boom to stay it, seemed madness.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
10  But the scheme met with no opposition on the part of the other two; they swore they were ready for that, or for any other mad thing, for anything in short but a surrender.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  But, as in his narrow-flowing monomania, not one jot of Ahab's broad madness had been left behind; so in that broad madness, not one jot of his great natural intellect had perished.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
12  And, indeed, it seemed small matter for wonder, that for all his pervading, mad recklessness, Ahab did at times give careful heed to the condition of that dead bone upon which he partly stood.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
13  But be all this as it may, certain it is, that with the mad secret of his unabated rage bolted up and keyed in him, Ahab had purposely sailed upon the present voyage with the one only and all-engrossing object of hunting the White Whale.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
14  The compact martial columns in which they had been hitherto rapidly and steadily swimming, were now broken up in one measureless rout; and like King Porus' elephants in the Indian battle with Alexander, they seemed going mad with consternation.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
15  Yet, when by this collision forced to turn towards home, and for long months of days and weeks, Ahab and anguish lay stretched together in one hammock, rounding in mid winter that dreary, howling Patagonian Cape; then it was, that his torn body and gashed soul bled into one another; and so interfusing, made him mad.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
16  If such a furious trope may stand, his special lunacy stormed his general sanity, and carried it, and turned all its concentred cannon upon its own mad mark; so that far from having lost his strength, Ahab, to that one end, did now possess a thousand fold more potency than ever he had sanely brought to bear upon any one reasonable object.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
17  And now it is struck; for, starting from his trance into that unspeakable thing called his "flurry," the monster horribly wallowed in his blood, overwrapped himself in impenetrable, mad, boiling spray, so that the imperilled craft, instantly dropping astern, had much ado blindly to struggle out from that phrensied twilight into the clear air of the day.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
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