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1  They are the lads that always live before the wind.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  The ship was now kept away from the wind, and she went gently rolling before it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
3  Then, with every mast-head manned, the piled-up craft rolled down before the wind.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
4  For some days we had very little wind; it was not till the nineteenth that a brisk gale from the northwest sprang up.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
5  The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on board of the whaler we had spoken was this: the wind and sea betokened storms.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
6  It stood on a sharp bleak corner, where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul's tossed craft.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
7  Aware of their danger, they were going all abreast with great speed straight before the wind, rubbing their flanks as closely as so many spans of horses in harness.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
8  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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
9  So that Monsoons, Pampas, Nor'-Westers, Harmattans, Trades; any wind but the Levanter and Simoon, might blow Moby Dick into the devious zig-zag world-circle of the Pequod's circumnavigating wake.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
10  If the wind only held, little doubt had they, that chased through these Straits of Sunda, the vast host would only deploy into the Oriental seas to witness the capture of not a few of their number.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
11  Our sail was now set, and, with the still rising wind, we rushed along; the boat going with such madness through the water, that the lee oars could scarcely be worked rapidly enough to escape being torn from the row-locks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
12  But as the strange captain, leaning over the pallid bulwarks, was in the act of putting his trumpet to his mouth, it somehow fell from his hand into the sea; and the wind now rising amain, he in vain strove to make himself heard without it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
13  But now when the boatswain calls all hands to lighten her; when boxes, bales, and jars are clattering overboard; when the wind is shrieking, and the men are yelling, and every plank thunders with trampling feet right over Jonah's head; in all this raging tumult, Jonah sleeps his hideous sleep.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
14  Unlike the Danes, these Orientals do not demand the obsequious homage of lowered top-sails from the endless procession of ships before the wind, which for centuries past, by night and by day, have passed between the islands of Sumatra and Java, freighted with the costliest cargoes of the east.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
15  While in various silent ways the seamen of the Pequod were evincing their observance of this ominous incident at the first mere mention of the White Whale's name to another ship, Ahab for a moment paused; it almost seemed as though he would have lowered a boat to board the stranger, had not the threatening wind forbade.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
16  With a fair, fresh wind, the Pequod was now drawing nigh to these straits; Ahab purposing to pass through them into the Javan sea, and thence, cruising northwards, over waters known to be frequented here and there by the Sperm Whale, sweep inshore by the Philippine Islands, and gain the far coast of Japan, in time for the great whaling season there.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
17  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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
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