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1  I'm sorry to throw cold water on the subject; but excuse me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40. Midnight, Forecastle.
2  Yes, as every one knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  They must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
4  On one side was a coral reef; on the other a low tongue of land, covered with mangrove thickets that grew out into the water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
5  He is the most gamesome and light-hearted of all the whales, making more gay foam and white water generally than any other of them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze waxed fresh; the little Moss tossed the quick foam from her bows, as a young colt his snortings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
7  We were thus placed in the most imminent danger, as this gigantic creature, setting up its back, raised the ship three feet at least out of the water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
8  He then donned his waistcoat, and taking up a piece of hard soap on the wash-stand centre table, dipped it into water and commenced lathering his face.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
9  Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water the thinnest of air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
10  Shooting himself perpendicularly from the water, Queequeg, now took an instant's glance around him, and seeming to see just how matters were, dived down and disappeared.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
11  At the period of our arrival at the Island, the heaviest storage of the Pequod had been almost completed; comprising her beef, bread, water, fuel, and iron hoops and staves.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
12  And now behold Jonah taken up as an anchor and dropped into the sea; when instantly an oily calmness floats out from the east, and the sea is still, as Jonah carries down the gale with him, leaving smooth water behind.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
13  Foremost through the sparkling sea shoots on the gay, embattled, bantering bow, but only to drag dark Ahab after it, where he broods within his sternward cabin, builded over the dead water of the wake, and further on, hunted by its wolfish gurglings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. Dusk.
14  Queequeg and I had just left the Pequod, and were sauntering away from the water, for the moment each occupied with his own thoughts, when the above words were put to us by a stranger, who, pausing before us, levelled his massive forefinger at the vessel in question.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. The Prophet.
15  When he entered I observed that he carried no umbrella, and certainly had not come in his carriage, for his tarpaulin hat ran down with melting sleet, and his great pilot cloth jacket seemed almost to drag him to the floor with the weight of the water it had absorbed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
16  The people of his island of Rokovoko, it seems, at their wedding feasts express the fragrant water of young cocoanuts into a large stained calabash like a punchbowl; and this punchbowl always forms the great central ornament on the braided mat where the feast is held.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
17  An uncommon large whale, the body of which was larger than the ship itself, lay almost at the surface of the water, but was not perceived by any one on board till the moment when the ship, which was in full sail, was almost upon him, so that it was impossible to prevent its striking against him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
18  And hence not only at substantiated times, upon well known separate feeding-grounds, could Ahab hope to encounter his prey; but in crossing the widest expanses of water between those grounds he could, by his art, so place and time himself on his way, as even then not to be wholly without prospect of a meeting.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
19  The English ship Pusie Hall can tell a story on that head; and, as for his strength, let me say, that there have been examples where the lines attached to a running sperm whale have, in a calm, been transferred to the ship, and secured there; the whale towing her great hull through the water, as a horse walks off with a cart.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
20  It was one of those less lowering, but still grey and gloomy enough mornings of the transition, when with a fair wind the ship was rushing through the water with a vindictive sort of leaping and melancholy rapidity, that as I mounted to the deck at the call of the forenoon watch, so soon as I levelled my glance towards the taffrail, foreboding shivers ran over me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.