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1  There he stood, very quietly overlooking some sailmakers who were mending a top-sail in the waist.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
2  They are comparatively delicate, indeed; I dare say, not to exceed half a dozen yards round the waist.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
3  He is of moderate octavo size, varying from fifteen to twenty-five feet in length, and of corresponding dimensions round the waist.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  It was the middle-watch; a fair moonlight; the seamen were standing in a cordon, extending from one of the fresh-water butts in the waist, to the scuttle-butt near the taffrail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43. Hark!
5  The schooner was run into the wind, and while the hands were clearing away the stern boat, Queequeg, stripped to the waist, darted from the side with a long living arc of a leap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
6  Just so, from the ship's steep side, did I hold Queequeg down there in the sea, by what is technically called in the fishery a monkey-rope, attached to a strong strip of canvas belted round his waist.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
7  Though his entire back down to his side fins is of a deep sable, yet a boundary line, distinct as the mark in a ship's hull, called the "bright waist," that line streaks him from stem to stern, with two separate colours, black above and white below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  Not to tell over again his furlongs from spiracle to tail, and the yards he measures about the waist; only think of the gigantic involutions of his intestines, where they lie in him like great cables and hawsers coiled away in the subterranean orlop-deck of a line-of-battle-ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
9  And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
10  He seemed to take to me quite as naturally and unbiddenly as I to him; and when our smoke was over, he pressed his forehead against mine, clasped me round the waist, and said that henceforth we were married; meaning, in his country's phrase, that we were bosom friends; he would gladly die for me, if need should be.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
11  Meantime, the crew driven from the forward part of the ship by the perilous seas that burstingly broke over its bows, stood in a line along the bulwarks in the waist; and the better to guard against the leaping waves, each man had slipped himself into a sort of bowline secured to the rail, in which he swung as in a loosened belt.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.