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1  And of all these things the Albino whale was the symbol.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
2  No, thought I, there must be some sober reason for this thing; furthermore, it must symbolize something unseen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
3  There, then, he sat, the sign and symbol of a man without faith, hopelessly holding up hope in the midst of despair.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
4  A dark valley between three mighty, heaven-abiding peaks, that almost seem the Trinity, in some faint earthly symbol.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
5  The wind that made great bellies of their sails, and rushed the vessel on by arms invisible as irresistible; this seemed the symbol of that unseen agency which so enslaved them to the race.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
6  Then come out those fiery effulgences, infernally superb; then the evil-blazing diamond, once the divinest symbol of the crystal skies, looks like some crown-jewel stolen from the King of Hell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
7  The allusion to the waif and waif-poles in the last chapter but one, necessitates some account of the laws and regulations of the whale fishery, of which the waif may be deemed the grand symbol and badge.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
8  Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
9  Likewise a fish is technically fast when it bears a waif, or any other recognised symbol of possession; so long as the party waifing it plainly evince their ability at any time to take it alongside, as well as their intention so to do.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
10  In an extensive herd, so remarkable, occasionally, are these mystic gestures, that I have heard hunters who have declared them akin to Free-Mason signs and symbols; that the whale, indeed, by these methods intelligently conversed with the world.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.