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1  Those thews ran not through base blocks of land wood, but deftly travelled over sheaves of sea-ivory.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
2  He has carried with him a light tackle called a whip, consisting of only two parts, travelling through a single-sheaved block.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
3  In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
4  He goes and hunts for his oil, so as to be sure of its freshness and genuineness, even as the traveller on the prairie hunts up his own supper of game.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 97. The Lamp.
5  Not always, though: Ledyard, the great New England traveller, and Mungo Park, the Scotch one; of all men, they possessed the least assurance in the parlor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
6  The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  The Cape of Good Hope, and all the watery region round about there, is much like some noted four corners of a great highway, where you meet more travellers than in any other part.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
8  Meanwhile, the whale he had struck must also have been on its travels; no doubt it had thrice circumnavigated the globe, brushing with its flanks all the coasts of Africa; but to no purpose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
9  Nor must there be omitted another strange attestation of the antiquity of the whale, in his own osseous post-diluvian reality, as set down by the venerable John Leo, the old Barbary traveller.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
10  And some three centuries ago, an English traveller in old Harris's Voyages, speaks of a Turkish Mosque built in honour of Jonah, in which Mosque was a miraculous lamp that burnt without any oil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 83. Jonah Historically Regarded.
11  But soon, as if satisfied that his work for that time was done, he pushed his pleated forehead through the ocean, and trailing after him the intertangled lines, continued his leeward way at a traveller's methodic pace.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
12  It was under very similar circumstances to the first performance; but this time he did not breast out the line; and hence, when the whale started to run, Pip was left behind on the sea, like a hurried traveller's trunk.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
13  For like certain other omnivorous roving lovers that might be named, my Lord Whale has no taste for the nursery, however much for the bower; and so, being a great traveller, he leaves his anonymous babies all over the world; every baby an exotic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
14  Then, again, in mountainous countries where the traveller is continually girdled by amphitheatrical heights; here and there from some lucky point of view you will catch passing glimpses of the profiles of whales defined along the undulating ridges.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in ...