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1  My original opinion remains unchanged; but it is only an opinion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
2  In the title-page of the original edition of the "Advancement of Learning" you will find some curious whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
3  It is called slobgollion; an appellation original with the whalemen, and even so is the nature of the substance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
4  For at that time, and indeed until a comparatively late day, the precise origin of ambergris remained, like amber itself, a problem to the learned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
5  It was mentioned that upon first breaking ground in the whale's back, the blubber-hook was inserted into the original hole there cut by the spades of the mates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
6  The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  DEVIL-DAM, I do not know the origin of; TIT-BIT is obvious; PEQUOD, you will no doubt remember, was the name of a celebrated tribe of Massachusetts Indians; now extinct as the ancient Medes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
8  Not even at the present day has the original prestige of the Sperm Whale, as fearfully distinguished from all other species of the leviathan, died out of the minds of the whalemen as a body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
9  The original matter touching the sperm whale to be found in their volumes is necessarily small; but so far as it goes, it is of excellent quality, though mostly confined to scientific description.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
10  All honour to the Enderbies, therefore, whose house, I think, exists to the present day; though doubtless the original Samuel must long ago have slipped his cable for the great South Sea of the other world.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
11  When, as I opine, in the course of time, the true nature of spermaceti became known, its original name was still retained by the dealers; no doubt to enhance its value by a notion so strangely significant of its scarcity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
12  This improvement upon the original usage was introduced by no less a man than Stubb, in order to afford the imperilled harpooneer the strongest possible guarantee for the faithfulness and vigilance of his monkey-rope holder.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
13  Hence, in the English, this thing of whaling good cheer is not normal and natural, but incidental and particular; and, therefore, must have some special origin, which is here pointed out, and will be still further elucidated.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
14  But so decided an original start had Derick had, that spite of all their gallantry, he would have proved the victor in this race, had not a righteous judgment descended upon him in a crab which caught the blade of his midship oarsman.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
15  Inasmuch, then, as this Leviathan comes floundering down upon us from the head-waters of the Eternities, it may be fitly inquired, whether, in the long course of his generations, he has not degenerated from the original bulk of his sires.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
16  But in either case, the needle never again, of itself, recovers the original virtue thus marred or lost; and if the binnacle compasses be affected, the same fate reaches all the others that may be in the ship; even were the lowermost one inserted into the kelson.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
17  Ere the English ship fades from sight, be it set down here, that she hailed from London, and was named after the late Samuel Enderby, merchant of that city, the original of the famous whaling house of Enderby & Sons; a house which in my poor whaleman's opinion, comes not far behind the united royal houses of the Tudors and Bourbons, in point of real historical interest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
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