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1  For the nonce, however, he proposed to sail about, and sow his wild oats in all four oceans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
2  And then we sat exchanging puffs from that wild pipe of his, and keeping it regularly passing between us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
3  A tramping of sea boots was heard in the entry; the door was flung open, and in rolled a wild set of mariners enough.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
4  The next moment the light was extinguished, and this wild cannibal, tomahawk between his teeth, sprang into bed with me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
5  Struck by his desperate dauntlessness, and his wild desire to visit Christendom, the captain at last relented, and told him he might make himself at home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
6  But to all these her old antiquities, were added new and marvellous features, pertaining to the wild business that for more than half a century she had followed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
7  As I walked away, I was full of thoughtfulness; what had been incidentally revealed to me of Captain Ahab, filled me with a certain wild vagueness of painfulness concerning him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
8  Yet, this wild hint seemed inferentially negatived, by what a grey Manxman insinuated, an old sepulchral man, who, having never before sailed out of Nantucket, had never ere this laid eye upon wild Ahab.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
9  He was going on with some wild reminiscences about his tomahawk-pipe, which, it seemed, had in its two uses both brained his foes and soothed his soul, when we were directly attracted to the sleeping rigger.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
10  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.
11  To look at the tawny brawn of his lithe snaky limbs, you would almost have credited the superstitions of some of the earlier Puritans, and half-believed this wild Indian to be a son of the Prince of the Powers of the Air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
12  Then the wild and distant seas where he rolled his island bulk; the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale; these, with all the attending marvels of a thousand Patagonian sights and sounds, helped to sway me to my wish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
13  But, besides the Feegeeans, Tongatobooarrs, Erromanggoans, Pannangians, and Brighggians, and, besides the wild specimens of the whaling-craft which unheeded reel about the streets, you will see other sights still more curious, certainly more comical.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
14  But by dint of much and earnest contemplation, and oft repeated ponderings, and especially by throwing open the little window towards the back of the entry, you at last come to the conclusion that such an idea, however wild, might not be altogether unwarranted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
15  When a new-hatched savage running wild about his native woodlands in a grass clout, followed by the nibbling goats, as if he were a green sapling; even then, in Queequeg's ambitious soul, lurked a strong desire to see something more of Christendom than a specimen whaler or two.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
16  Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
17  By reason of these things, then, the whaling voyage was welcome; the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open, and in the wild conceits that swayed me to my purpose, two and two there floated into my inmost soul, endless processions of the whale, and, mid most of them all, one grand hooded phantom, like a snow hill in the air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
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