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1  This is a cogent vice thou hast here, carpenter; let me feel its grip once.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 108. Ahab and the Carpenter.
2  A belaying pin is found too large to be easily inserted into its hole: the carpenter claps it into one of his ever-ready vices, and straightway files it smaller.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
3  Suddenly bubbles seemed bursting beneath my closed eyes; like vices my hands grasped the shrouds; some invisible, gracious agency preserved me; with a shock I came back to life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
4  Stubb longed for vermillion stars to be painted upon the blade of his every oar; screwing each oar in his big vice of wood, the carpenter symmetrically supplies the constellation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
5  The one grand stage where he enacted all his various parts so manifold, was his vice-bench; a long rude ponderous table furnished with several vices, of different sizes, and both of iron and of wood.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
6  But, by the best contradictory authorities, this Grecian story of Hercules and the whale is considered to be derived from the still more ancient Hebrew story of Jonah and the whale; and vice versa; certainly they are very similar.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
7  Another has the toothache: the carpenter out pincers, and clapping one hand upon his bench bids him be seated there; but the poor fellow unmanageably winces under the unconcluded operation; whirling round the handle of his wooden vice, the carpenter signs him to clap his jaw in that, if he would have him draw the tooth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.