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1  I leave a white and turbid wake; pale waters, paler cheeks, where'er I sail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. Sunset.
2  All ye mast-headers have before now heard me give orders about a white whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
3  It's a white whale, I say," resumed Ahab, as he threw down the topmaul: "a white whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
4  Don't stave the boats needlessly, ye harpooneers; good white cedar plank is raised full three per cent.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
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  There was a corporeal humility in looking up at him; and a white man standing before him seemed a white flag come to beg truce of a fortress.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
7  That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
8  To be sure, it might be nothing but a good coat of tropical tanning; but I never heard of a hot sun's tanning a white man into a purplish yellow one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
9  The white comprises part of his head, and the whole of his mouth, which makes him look as if he had just escaped from a felonious visit to a meal-bag.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
10  Over his ivory-inlaid table, Ahab presided like a mute, maned sea-lion on the white coral beach, surrounded by his warlike but still deferential cubs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
11  The long rows of teeth on the bulwarks glistened in the moonlight; and like the white ivory tusks of some huge elephant, vast curving icicles depended from the bows.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
12  His face was deeply brown and burnt, making his white teeth dazzling by the contrast; while in the deep shadows of his eyes floated some reminiscences that did not seem to give him much joy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
13  And ever, as the white moon shows her affrighted face from the steep gullies in the blackness overhead, aghast Jonah sees the rearing bowsprit pointing high upward, but soon beat downward again towards the tormented deep.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
14  He goes down in the whirling heart of such a masterless commotion that he scarce heeds the moment when he drops seething into the yawning jaws awaiting him; and the whale shoots-to all his ivory teeth, like so many white bolts, upon his prison.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
15  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.
16  So powerfully did the whole grim aspect of Ahab affect me, and the livid brand which streaked it, that for the first few moments I hardly noted that not a little of this overbearing grimness was owing to the barbaric white leg upon which he partly stood.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
17  So full of this reeling scene were we, as we stood by the plunging bowsprit, that for some time we did not notice the jeering glances of the passengers, a lubber-like assembly, who marvelled that two fellow beings should be so companionable; as though a white man were anything more dignified than a whitewashed negro.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
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