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1  For that secret part of the story was unknown to the captain of the Town-Ho himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
2  Cuvier pronounced these fragments to have belonged to some utterly unknown Leviathanic species.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
3  Regent Street is not unknown to Lascars and Malays; and at Bombay, in the Apollo Green, live Yankees have often scared the natives.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
4  For a long time I fancied that the sperm whale had been always unknown in the Mediterranean and the deep waters connecting with it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
5  He burns, too, the purest of oil, in its unmanufactured, and, therefore, unvitiated state; a fluid unknown to solar, lunar, or astral contrivances ashore.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 97. The Lamp.
6  And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger, in a strange inn, in a strange town, and that stranger a harpooneer, then your objections indefinitely multiply.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  Still, looking round me again, and seeing no possible chance of spending a sufferable night unless in some other person's bed, I began to think that after all I might be cherishing unwarrantable prejudices against this unknown harpooneer.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
8  Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
9  Concerning the officers of the whale-craft, this seems as good a place as any to set down a little domestic peculiarity on ship-board, arising from the existence of the harpooneer class of officers, a class unknown of course in any other marine than the whale-fleet.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
10  And as for the matter of the alleged uncleanliness of our business, ye shall soon be initiated into certain facts hitherto pretty generally unknown, and which, upon the whole, will triumphantly plant the sperm whale-ship at least among the cleanliest things of this tidy earth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
11  For though other species of whales find their food above water, and may be seen by man in the act of feeding, the spermaceti whale obtains his whole food in unknown zones below the surface; and only by inference is it that any one can tell of what, precisely, that food consists.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
12  Being returned home at last, Captain Pollard once more sailed for the Pacific in command of another ship, but the gods shipwrecked him again upon unknown rocks and breakers; for the second time his ship was utterly lost, and forthwith forswearing the sea, he has never tempted it since.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
13  But as the stumps of harpoons are frequently found in the dead bodies of captured whales, with the flesh perfectly healed around them, and no prominence of any kind to denote their place; therefore, there must needs have been some other unknown reason in the present case fully to account for the ulceration alluded to.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
14  Yet, owing to the long priority of his claims, and the profound ignorance which, till some seventy years back, invested the then fabulous or utterly unknown sperm-whale, and which ignorance to this present day still reigns in all but some few scientific retreats and whale-ports; this usurpation has been every way complete.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
15  Some centuries ago, when the Sperm whale was almost wholly unknown in his own proper individuality, and when his oil was only accidentally obtained from the stranded fish; in those days spermaceti, it would seem, was popularly supposed to be derived from a creature identical with the one then known in England as the Greenland or Right Whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
16  Such was the thunder of his voice, that spite of their amazement the men sprang over the rail; the sheaves whirled round in the blocks; with a wallow, the three boats dropped into the sea; while, with a dexterous, off-handed daring, unknown in any other vocation, the sailors, goat-like, leaped down the rolling ship's side into the tossed boats below.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
17  For it had not been very long prior to the Pequod's sailing from Nantucket, that he had been found one night lying prone upon the ground, and insensible; by some unknown, and seemingly inexplicable, unimaginable casualty, his ivory limb having been so violently displaced, that it had stake-wise smitten, and all but pierced his groin; nor was it without extreme difficulty that the agonizing wound was entirely cured.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
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