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1  True, they rather order me about some, and make me jump from spar to spar, like a grasshopper in a May meadow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
2  Next day, a large ship, the Rachel, was descried, bearing directly down upon the Pequod, all her spars thickly clustering with men.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 128. The Pequod Meets The Rachel.
3  Hence, the spare boats, spare spars, and spare lines and harpoons, and spare everythings, almost, but a spare Captain and duplicate ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
4  So that at last all three of us lifelessly swung from the spars, and for every swing that we made there was a nod from below from the slumbering helmsman.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
5  Yes, I have heard something curious on that score, sir; how that a dismasted man never entirely loses the feeling of his old spar, but it will be still pricking him at times.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 108. Ahab and the Carpenter.
6  All down her sides, this spectral appearance was traced with long channels of reddened rust, while all her spars and her rigging were like the thick branches of trees furred over with hoar-frost.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
7  The morning of the third day dawned fair and fresh, and once more the solitary night-man at the fore-mast-head was relieved by crowds of the daylight look-outs, who dotted every mast and almost every spar.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
8  Clinging to a spar with one hand, some reached forth the other with impatient wavings; others, shading their eyes from the vivid sunlight, sat far out on the rocking yards; all the spars in full bearing of mortals, ready and ripe for their fate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
9  Clinging to a spar with one hand, some reached forth the other with impatient wavings; others, shading their eyes from the vivid sunlight, sat far out on the rocking yards; all the spars in full bearing of mortals, ready and ripe for their fate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
10  The worthy Obed tells us, that in the early times of the whale fishery, ere ships were regularly launched in pursuit of the game, the people of that island erected lofty spars along the sea-coast, to which the look-outs ascended by means of nailed cleats, something as fowls go upstairs in a hen-house.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
11  Instances where the lightning has actually struck the vessel, so as to smite down some of the spars and rigging, the effect upon the needle has at times been still more fatal; all its loadstone virtue being annihilated, so that the before magnetic steel was of no more use than an old wife's knitting needle.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
12  In the midst of this consternation, Queequeg dropped deftly to his knees, and crawling under the path of the boom, whipped hold of a rope, secured one end to the bulwarks, and then flinging the other like a lasso, caught it round the boom as it swept over his head, and at the next jerk, the spar was that way trapped, and all was safe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.