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1  The hated whale has the round watery world to swim in, as the small gold-fish has its glassy globe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. Dusk.
2  He has a peculiar way of showing his dorsal hooked fin in swimming, which looks something like a Roman nose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  Beneath this atmospheric waving and curling, and partially beneath a thin layer of water, also, the whales were swimming.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
4  Now, in calm weather, to swim in the open ocean is as easy to the practised swimmer as to ride in a spring-carriage ashore.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
5  We'll drink to-night with hearts as light, To love, as gay and fleeting As bubbles that swim, on the beaker's brim, And break on the lips while meeting.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. First Night Watch.
6  For three minutes or more he was seen swimming like a dog, throwing his long arms straight out before him, and by turns revealing his brawny shoulders through the freezing foam.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
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  For, when swimming before his exulting pursuers, with every apparent symptom of alarm, he had several times been known to turn round suddenly, and, bearing down upon them, either stave their boats to splinters, or drive them back in consternation to their ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
9  Every one knows that by the peculiar cunning of their gills, the finny tribes in general breathe the air which at all times is combined with the element in which they swim; hence, a herring or a cod might live a century, and never once raise its head above the surface.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
10  There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea, even as ships once sailed between the boots of the famous Colossus at old Rhodes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
11  The half-emptied line-tub floats on the whitened sea; the wooden poles of the spilled harpoons obliquely bob in it; the heads of the swimming crew are scattered about the whale in contrasting expressions of affright; while in the black stormy distance the ship is bearing down upon the scene.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
12  Because, as has been elsewhere noticed, those whales, influenced by some views to safety, now swim the seas in immense caravans, so that to a large degree the scattered solitaries, yokes, and pods, and schools of other days are now aggregated into vast but widely separated, unfrequent armies.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
13  At that moment the two wakes were fairly crossed, and instantly, then, in accordance with their singular ways, shoals of small harmless fish, that for some days before had been placidly swimming by our side, darted away with what seemed shuddering fins, and ranged themselves fore and aft with the stranger's flanks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
14  But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 83. Jonah Historically Regarded.
15  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.
16  Very shy; always going solitary; unexpectedly rising to the surface in the remotest and most sullen waters; his straight and single lofty jet rising like a tall misanthropic spear upon a barren plain; gifted with such wondrous power and velocity in swimming, as to defy all present pursuit from man; this leviathan seems the banished and unconquerable Cain of his race, bearing for his mark that style upon his back.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
17  For such is the wonderful skill, prescience of experience, and invincible confidence acquired by some great natural geniuses among the Nantucket commanders; that from the simple observation of a whale when last descried, they will, under certain given circumstances, pretty accurately foretell both the direction in which he will continue to swim for a time, while out of sight, as well as his probable rate of progression during that period.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
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