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1  He skulks about the wharves of Joppa, and seeks a ship that's bound for Tarshish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
2  I seed her reported in the offing this morning; a three years' voyage, and a full ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
4  He was trying his hand at a ship under full sail, but he didn't make much headway, I thought.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
5  Yes, the world's a ship on its passage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
6  He thinks that a ship made by men will carry him into countries where God does not reign, but only the Captains of this earth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
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7  At my first glimpse of the pulpit, it had not escaped me that however convenient for a ship, these joints in the present instance seemed unnecessary.
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8  Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on a projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
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9  Then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship's water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowels' wards.
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10  Another runs to read the bill that's stuck against the spile upon the wharf to which the ship is moored, offering five hundred gold coins for the apprehension of a parricide, and containing a description of his person.
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11  Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks and snowy breakers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
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12  First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
13  At last, after much dodging search, he finds the Tarshish ship receiving the last items of her cargo; and as he steps on board to see its Captain in the cabin, all the sailors for the moment desist from hoisting in the goods, to mark the stranger's evil eye.
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14  The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.
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15  They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers; a brown and brawny company, with bosky beards; an unshorn, shaggy set, all wearing monkey jackets for morning gowns.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
16  But high above the flying scud and dark-rolling clouds, there floated a little isle of sunlight, from which beamed forth an angel's face; and this bright face shed a distinct spot of radiance upon the ship's tossed deck, something like that silver plate now inserted into the Victory's plank where Nelson fell.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
17  Screwed at its axis against the side, a swinging lamp slightly oscillates in Jonah's room; and the ship, heeling over towards the wharf with the weight of the last bales received, the lamp, flame and all, though in slight motion, still maintains a permanent obliquity with reference to the room; though, in truth, infallibly straight itself, it but made obvious the false, lying levels among which it hung.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
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