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1  He is not even by any means the largest of the whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  Far above all other hunted whales, his is an unwritten life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  With this once long lance, now wildly elbowed, fifty years ago did Nathan Swain kill fifteen whales between a sunrise and a sunset.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
4  In New Bedford, fathers, they say, give whales for dowers to their daughters, and portion off their nieces with a few porpoises a-piece.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
5  Wherefore he had no fancy for lowering for whales after sun-down; nor for persisting in fighting a fish that too much persisted in fighting him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
6  Nevertheless, though of real knowledge there be little, yet of books there are a plenty; and so in some small degree, with cetology, or the science of whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
7  Of the names in this list of whale authors, only those following Owen ever saw living whales; and but one of them was a real professional harpooneer and whaleman.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  In that grand order of battle in which Captain Ahab would probably marshal his forces to descend on the whales, these three headsmen were as captains of companies.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
9  For, thought Starbuck, I am here in this critical ocean to kill whales for my living, and not to be killed by them for theirs; and that hundreds of men had been so killed Starbuck well knew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
10  Mark ye, be forewarned; Ahab's above the common; Ahab's been in colleges, as well as 'mong the cannibals; been used to deeper wonders than the waves; fixed his fiery lance in mightier, stranger foes than whales.'
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
11  But no longer snuffing in the trail of the wild beasts of the woodland, Tashtego now hunted in the wake of the great whales of the sea; the unerring harpoon of the son fitly replacing the infallible arrow of the sires.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
12  This ignorant, unconscious fearlessness of his made him a little waggish in the matter of whales; he followed these fish for the fun of it; and a three years' voyage round Cape Horn was only a jolly joke that lasted that length of time.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
13  To this, in substance, he replied, that though what I hinted was true enough, yet he had a particular affection for his own harpoon, because it was of assured stuff, well tried in many a mortal combat, and deeply intimate with the hearts of whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
14  With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
15  A short, stout, ruddy young fellow, very pugnacious concerning whales, who somehow seemed to think that the great leviathans had personally and hereditarily affronted him; and therefore it was a sort of point of honour with him, to destroy them whenever encountered.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
16  As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked in this business of whaling; and as this business of whaling has somehow come to be regarded among landsmen as a rather unpoetical and disreputable pursuit; therefore, I am all anxiety to convince ye, ye landsmen, of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
17  And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
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