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1  Wherefore the necessity for his periodical visits to the upper world.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
2  If unmolested, upon rising to the surface, the Sperm Whale will continue there for a period of time exactly uniform with all his other unmolested risings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
3  A peculiar walk in this old man, a certain slight but painful appearing yawing in his gait, had at an early period of the voyage excited the curiosity of the mariners.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
4  At the period of our arrival at the Island, the heaviest storage of the Pequod had been almost completed; comprising her beef, bread, water, fuel, and iron hoops and staves.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
5  And what with the standing spectacle of the black terrific Ahab, and the periodical tumultuous visitations of these three savages, Dough-Boy's whole life was one continual lip-quiver.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
6  Besides, if you regard him very closely, and time him with your watch, you will find that when unmolested, there is an undeviating rhyme between the periods of his jets and the ordinary periods of respiration.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
7  For there and then, for several consecutive years, Moby Dick had been periodically descried, lingering in those waters for awhile, as the sun, in its annual round, loiters for a predicted interval in any one sign of the Zodiac.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
8  Moreover: we are to consider, that from the presumed great longevity of whales, their probably attaining the age of a century and more, therefore at any one period of time, several distinct adult generations must be contemporary.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
9  The skeleton dimensions I shall now proceed to set down are copied verbatim from my right arm, where I had them tattooed; as in my wild wanderings at that period, there was no other secure way of preserving such valuable statistics.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
10  Those tiger yellow creatures of his seemed all steel and whalebone; like five trip-hammers they rose and fell with regular strokes of strength, which periodically started the boat along the water like a horizontal burst boiler out of a Mississippi steamer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
11  Yet so vast is the quantity of blood in him, and so distant and numerous its interior fountains, that he will keep thus bleeding and bleeding for a considerable period; even as in a drought a river will flow, whose source is in the well-springs of far-off and undiscernible hills.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
12  Now, in this history of his, Procopius mentions that, during the term of his prefecture at Constantinople, a great sea-monster was captured in the neighboring Propontis, or Sea of Marmora, after having destroyed vessels at intervals in those waters for a period of more than fifty years.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
13  Though no small passage was before her, yet, if the commonest chance favoured, he did not at all fear that his ship would founder by the way, because his pumps were of the best, and being periodically relieved at them, those six-and-thirty men of his could easily keep the ship free; never mind if the leak should double on her.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
14  With many other particulars concerning Ahab, always had it remained a mystery to some, why it was, that for a certain period, both before and after the sailing of the Pequod, he had hidden himself away with such Grand-Lama-like exclusiveness; and, for that one interval, sought speechless refuge, as it were, among the marble senate of the dead.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
15  When I stand among these mighty Leviathan skeletons, skulls, tusks, jaws, ribs, and vertebrae, all characterized by partial resemblances to the existing breeds of sea-monsters; but at the same time bearing on the other hand similar affinities to the annihilated antichronical Leviathans, their incalculable seniors; I am, by a flood, borne back to that wondrous period, ere time itself can be said to have begun; for time began with man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
16  For such is the wonderful skill, prescience of experience, and invincible confidence acquired by some great natural geniuses among the Nantucket commanders; that from the simple observation of a whale when last descried, they will, under certain given circumstances, pretty accurately foretell both the direction in which he will continue to swim for a time, while out of sight, as well as his probable rate of progression during that period.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.