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1  One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
2  There you stand, lost in the infinite series of the sea, with nothing ruffled but the waves.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
3  In old Norse times, the thrones of the sea-loving Danish kings were fabricated, saith tradition, of the tusks of the narwhale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. The Pipe.
4  Consider, once more, the universal cannibalism of the sea; all whose creatures prey upon each other, carrying on eternal war since the world began.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
5  To grope down into the bottom of the sea after them; to have one's hands among the unspeakable foundations, ribs, and very pelvis of the world; this is a fearful thing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
7  It does not seem to be used like the blade of the sword-fish and bill-fish; though some sailors tell me that the Narwhale employs it for a rake in turning over the bottom of the sea for food.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  The harpoons and lances lie levelled for use; three oarsmen are just setting the mast in its hole; while from a sudden roll of the sea, the little craft stands half-erect out of the water, like a rearing horse.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
9  But no longer snuffing in the trail of the wild beasts of the woodland, Tashtego now hunted in the wake of the great whales of the sea; the unerring harpoon of the son fitly replacing the infallible arrow of the sires.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
10  He paused a little; then kneeling in the pulpit's bows, folded his large brown hands across his chest, uplifted his closed eyes, and offered a prayer so deeply devout that he seemed kneeling and praying at the bottom of the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
11  As the sky grew less gloomy; indeed, began to grow a little genial, he became still less and less a recluse; as if, when the ship had sailed from home, nothing but the dead wintry bleakness of the sea had then kept him so secluded.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
12  But the sight of little Flask mounted upon gigantic Daggoo was yet more curious; for sustaining himself with a cool, indifferent, easy, unthought of, barbaric majesty, the noble negro to every roll of the sea harmoniously rolled his fine form.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
13  Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
14  It may seem unwarrantable to couple in any respect the mast-head standers of the land with those of the sea; but that in truth it is not so, is plainly evinced by an item for which Obed Macy, the sole historian of Nantucket, stands accountable.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
15  Likewise upon the extreme stern of the boat where it was also triangularly platformed level with the gunwale, Starbuck himself was seen coolly and adroitly balancing himself to the jerking tossings of his chip of a craft, and silently eyeing the vast blue eye of the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
16  There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea, even as ships once sailed between the boots of the famous Colossus at old Rhodes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
17  And as in the great hunting countries of India, the stranger at a distance will sometimes pass on the plains recumbent elephants without knowing them to be such, taking them for bare, blackened elevations of the soil; even so, often, with him, who for the first time beholds this species of the leviathans of the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
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