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1  That is internationally and universally applicable.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
2  They it was who by universal prescription commanded three of the Pequod's boats as headsmen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
3  The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carted off a million years ago.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
4  An intense copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
5  Consider, once more, the universal cannibalism of the sea; all whose creatures prey upon each other, carrying on eternal war since the world began.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
6  How at such an apparently unassailable surface, they contrive to gouge out such symmetrical mouthfuls, remains a part of the universal problem of all things.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
7  Though universally denominated a dolphin, I nevertheless call this book-binder's fish an attempt at a whale; because it was so intended when the device was first introduced.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
8  Thus the most vexatious and violent disputes would often arise between the fishermen, were there not some written or unwritten, universal, undisputed law applicable to all cases.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
9  Riotous and disordered as the universal commotion now was, it soon resolved itself into what seemed a systematic movement; for having clumped together at last in one dense body, they then renewed their onward flight with augmented fleetness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
10  There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. The Hyena.
11  I know that, to the common apprehension, this phenomenon of whiteness is not confessed to be the prime agent in exaggerating the terror of objects otherwise terrible; nor to the unimaginative mind is there aught of terror in those appearances whose awfulness to another mind almost solely consists in this one phenomenon, especially when exhibited under any form at all approaching to muteness or universality.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.