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1  The breeze now freshened; the sea began to swell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
2  Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood, Stand dressed in living green.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
3  His dusky nostrils swelled apart; he showed his filed and pointed teeth.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
4  The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. Sunset.
5  Nearly all joined in singing this hymn, which swelled high above the howling of the storm.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
6  Lifted by those eternal swells, you needs must own the seductive god, bowing your head to Pan.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 111. The Pacific.
7  Gases are generated in him; he swells to a prodigious magnitude; becomes a sort of animal balloon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
8  One often hears of writers that rise and swell with their subject, though it may seem but an ordinary one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
9  An instant more, and all four boats were diagonically in the whale's immediate wake, while stretching from them, on both sides, was the foaming swell that he made.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
10  Suddenly the waters around them slowly swelled in broad circles; then quickly upheaved, as if sideways sliding from a submerged berg of ice, swiftly rising to the surface.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
11  That instant, as he fell on the whale's slippery back, the boat righted, and was dashed aside by the swell, while Radney was tossed over into the sea, on the other flank of the whale.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
12  Nevertheless, he stuck to their wake, though indeed their back water must have retarded him, because the white-bone or swell at his broad muzzle was a dashed one, like the swell formed when two hostile currents meet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
13  For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
14  And all the while the thick-lipped leviathan is rushing through the deep, leaving tons of tumultuous white curds in his wake, and causing the slight boat to rock in the swells like a skiff caught nigh the paddle-wheels of an ocean steamer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
15  The firmaments of air and sea were hardly separable in that all-pervading azure; only, the pensive air was transparently pure and soft, with a woman's look, and the robust and man-like sea heaved with long, strong, lingering swells, as Samson's chest in his sleep.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 132. The Symphony.
16  The living whale, in his full majesty and significance, is only to be seen at sea in unfathomable waters; and afloat the vast bulk of him is out of sight, like a launched line-of-battle ship; and out of that element it is a thing eternally impossible for mortal man to hoist him bodily into the air, so as to preserve all his mighty swells and undulations.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
17  As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
18  First, the whales forming the margin of our lake began to crowd a little, and tumble against each other, as if lifted by half spent billows from afar; then the lake itself began faintly to heave and swell; the submarine bridal-chambers and nurseries vanished; in more and more contracting orbits the whales in the more central circles began to swim in thickening clusters.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.