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1  In this attitude the White Whale now shook the slight cedar as a mildly cruel cat her mouse.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
2  Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of unassuming authority ordered the scattered people to condense.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
3  Queequeg and I were mildly employed weaving what is called a sword-mat, for an additional lashing to our boat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
4  Inward they turned upon the soul, especially when the still mild hours of eve came on; then, memory shot her crystals as the clear ice most forms of noiseless twilights.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29. Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb.
5  And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
6  Beneath the unclouded and mild azure sky, upon the fair face of the pleasant sea, wafted by the joyous breezes, that great mass of death floats on and on, till lost in infinite perspectives.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 69. The Funeral.
7  From the boat's fragmentary stern, Fedallah incuriously and mildly eyed him; the clinging crew, at the other drifting end, could not succor him; more than enough was it for them to look to themselves.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
8  The long-drawn virgin vales; the mild blue hill-sides; as over these there steals the hush, the hum; you almost swear that play-wearied children lie sleeping in these solitudes, in some glad May-time, when the flowers of the woods are plucked.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 114. The Gilder.
9  But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
10  Making so long a passage through such unfrequented waters, descrying no ships, and ere long, sideways impelled by unvarying trade winds, over waves monotonously mild; all these seemed the strange calm things preluding some riotous and desperate scene.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 126. The Life-Buoy.
11  Slowly wading through the meadows of brit, the Pequod still held on her way north-eastward towards the island of Java; a gentle air impelling her keel, so that in the surrounding serenity her three tall tapering masts mildly waved to that languid breeze, as three mild palms on a plain.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
12  Slowly wading through the meadows of brit, the Pequod still held on her way north-eastward towards the island of Java; a gentle air impelling her keel, so that in the surrounding serenity her three tall tapering masts mildly waved to that languid breeze, as three mild palms on a plain.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
13  These warm Trade Winds, at least, that in the clear heavens blow straight on, in strong and steadfast, vigorous mildness; and veer not from their mark, however the baser currents of the sea may turn and tack, and mightiest Mississippies of the land swift and swerve about, uncertain where to go at last.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
14  Often, in mild, pleasant weather, for twelve, fifteen, eighteen, and twenty hours on the stretch, they were engaged in the boats, steadily pulling, or sailing, or paddling after the whales, or for an interlude of sixty or seventy minutes calmly awaiting their uprising; though with but small success for their pains.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 114. The Gilder.
15  But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
16  As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
17  These temporary apprehensions, so vague but so awful, derived a wondrous potency from the contrasting serenity of the weather, in which, beneath all its blue blandness, some thought there lurked a devilish charm, as for days and days we voyaged along, through seas so wearily, lonesomely mild, that all space, in repugnance to our vengeful errand, seemed vacating itself of life before our urn-like prow.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
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