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1  Tis but to help strike a fin; no wondrous feat for Starbuck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
2  Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
3  The mate was in the very act of striking, when another hiss stayed his uplifted arm.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
4  A few minutes more, and he rose again, one arm still striking out, and with the other dragging a lifeless form.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
5  As if to strike a quick terror into them, by this time being the first assailant himself, Moby Dick had turned, and was now coming for the three crews.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
6  But even stripped of these supernatural surmisings, there was enough in the earthly make and incontestable character of the monster to strike the imagination with unwonted power.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
7  But strike a member of the harem school, and her companions swim around her with every token of concern, sometimes lingering so near her and so long, as themselves to fall a prey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
8  Nor is the history of fanatics half so striking in respect to the measureless self-deception of the fanatic himself, as his measureless power of deceiving and bedevilling so many others.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
9  Now it needs a strong, nervous arm to strike the first iron into the fish; for often, in what is called a long dart, the heavy implement has to be flung to the distance of twenty or thirty feet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 62. The Dart.
10  This done, a broad, semicircular line is cut round the hole, the hook is inserted, and the main body of the crew striking up a wild chorus, now commence heaving in one dense crowd at the windlass.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
11  So that in many cases such a panic did he finally strike, that few who by those rumors, at least, had heard of the White Whale, few of those hunters were willing to encounter the perils of his jaw.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
12  Nor did I at all object to the hint from Queequeg that perhaps it were best to strike a light, seeing that we were so wide awake; and besides he felt a strong desire to have a few quiet puffs from his Tomahawk.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
13  As I hinted before, this whalebone marquee was never pitched except in port; and on board the Pequod, for thirty years, the order to strike the tent was well known to be the next thing to heaving up the anchor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
14  I then glanced round the room; and besides the bedstead and centre table, could see no other furniture belonging to the place, but a rude shelf, the four walls, and a papered fireboard representing a man striking a whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
15  Then all in one welded commotion came an invisible push from astern, while forward the boat seemed striking on a ledge; the sail collapsed and exploded; a gush of scalding vapour shot up near by; something rolled and tumbled like an earthquake beneath us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
16  And though the other boats, unharmed, still hovered hard by; still they dared not pull into the eddy to strike, lest that should be the signal for the instant destruction of the jeopardized castaways, Ahab and all; nor in that case could they themselves hope to escape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
17  An uncommon large whale, the body of which was larger than the ship itself, lay almost at the surface of the water, but was not perceived by any one on board till the moment when the ship, which was in full sail, was almost upon him, so that it was impossible to prevent its striking against him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
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