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1  One daft with strength, the other daft with weakness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
2  He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
3  Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
4  Conversation turning upon whales, the Commodore was pleased to be sceptical touching the amazing strength ascribed to them by the professional gentlemen present.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
5  The timbers beneath are of a peculiar strength, fitted to sustain the weight of an almost solid mass of brick and mortar, some ten feet by eight square, and five in height.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
6  Granting other whales to be in sight, the fishermen will seldom give chase to one of these Grand Turks; for these Grand Turks are too lavish of their strength, and hence their unctuousness is small.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
7  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.
8  To the student of old Roman walls, the middle layer will furnish a curious parallel to the thin course of tiles always alternating with the stone in those wonderful relics of the antique, and which undoubtedly contribute so much to the great strength of the masonry.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
9  Dragged into Stubb's boat with blood-shot, blinded eyes, the white brine caking in his wrinkles; the long tension of Ahab's bodily strength did crack, and helplessly he yielded to his body's doom: for a time, lying all crushed in the bottom of Stubb's boat, like one trodden under foot of herds of elephants.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
10  As in the hurricane that sweeps the plain, men fly the neighborhood of some lone, gigantic elm, whose very height and strength but render it so much the more unsafe, because so much the more a mark for thunderbolts; so at those last words of Ahab's many of the mariners did run from him in a terror of dismay.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
11  The English ship Pusie Hall can tell a story on that head; and, as for his strength, let me say, that there have been examples where the lines attached to a running sperm whale have, in a calm, been transferred to the ship, and secured there; the whale towing her great hull through the water, as a horse walks off with a cart.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
12  If such a furious trope may stand, his special lunacy stormed his general sanity, and carried it, and turned all its concentred cannon upon its own mad mark; so that far from having lost his strength, Ahab, to that one end, did now possess a thousand fold more potency than ever he had sanely brought to bear upon any one reasonable object.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
13  Dropping his harpoon, the brawny savage caught him in his arms, and by an almost miraculous dexterity and strength, sent him high up bodily into the air; then slightly tapping his stern in mid-somerset, the fellow landed with bursting lungs upon his feet, while Queequeg, turning his back upon him, lighted his tomahawk pipe and passed it to me for a puff.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
14  His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.