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1  Cutting me a green measuring-rod, I once more dived within the skeleton.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
2  Because there are skeleton authorities you can refer to, to test my accuracy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
3  When the Romans took Joppa, the same skeleton was carried to Italy in triumph.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
4  As if the waves had been fullers, this craft was bleached like the skeleton of a stranded walrus.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
5  For it is one of the more curious things about this Leviathan, that his skeleton gives very little idea of his general shape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
6  But it may be fancied, that from the naked skeleton of the stranded whale, accurate hints may be derived touching his true form.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
7  I am told, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a sperm whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
8  A foreign friend once pointed it out to me, in the skeleton of a foe he had slain, and with the vertebrae of which he was inlaying, in a sort of basso-relievo, the beaked prow of his canoe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
9  In fact, as the great Hunter says, the mere skeleton of the whale bears the same relation to the fully invested and padded animal as the insect does to the chrysalis that so roundingly envelopes it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
10  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.
11  When the vast body had at last been stripped of its fathom-deep enfoldings, and the bones become dust dry in the sun, then the skeleton was carefully transported up the Pupella glen, where a grand temple of lordly palms now sheltered it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
12  Though at the time I but ill comprehended not a few of his words, yet subsequent disclosures, when I had become more familiar with his broken phraseology, now enable me to present the whole story such as it may prove in the mere skeleton I give.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
13  Moreover, at a place in Yorkshire, England, Burton Constable by name, a certain Sir Clifford Constable has in his possession the skeleton of a Sperm Whale, but of moderate size, by no means of the full-grown magnitude of my friend King Tranquo's.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
14  But sometimes, especially upon the Line in the Pacific, this plan will not answer at all; because such incalculable hosts of sharks gather round the moored carcase, that were he left so for six hours, say, on a stretch, little more than the skeleton would be visible by morning.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 66. The Shark Massacre.
15  And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
16  Though Jeremy Bentham's skeleton, which hangs for candelabra in the library of one of his executors, correctly conveys the idea of a burly-browed utilitarian old gentleman, with all Jeremy's other leading personal characteristics; yet nothing of this kind could be inferred from any leviathan's articulated bones.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
17  But to a large and thorough sweeping comprehension of him, it behooves me now to unbutton him still further, and untagging the points of his hose, unbuckling his garters, and casting loose the hooks and the eyes of the joints of his innermost bones, set him before you in his ultimatum; that is to say, in his unconditional skeleton.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
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