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1  But there were still other and more vital practical influences at work.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
2  For one, I cannot bawl very heartily and work very recklessly at one and the same time.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 62. The Dart.
3  As many know, he wrote the history of his own times, a work every way of uncommon value.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
4  At sunrise the Captain went forward, and knocking on the deck, summoned the prisoners to work; but with a yell they refused.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
5  They embarked; and so for ever got the start of their former captain, had he been at all minded to work them legal retribution.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
6  He never used to swear, though, at his men, they said; but somehow he got an inordinate quantity of cruel, unmitigated hard work out of them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
7  As, after this interlude, the seamen resumed their work upon the jacket of the whale, many strange things were hinted in reference to this wild affair.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
8  Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on a projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
9  So strongly did he work upon his disciples among the crew, that at last in a body they went to the captain and told him if Gabriel was sent from the ship, not a man of them would remain.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
10  And, after signing the papers, off I went; nothing doubting but that I had done a good morning's work, and that the Pequod was the identical ship that Yojo had provided to carry Queequeg and me round the Cape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
11  And half concealed in this queer tenement, I at length found one who by his aspect seemed to have authority; and who, it being noon, and the ship's work suspended, was now enjoying respite from the burden of command.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
12  Now, gentlemen, sweeping a ship's deck at sea is a piece of household work which in all times but raging gales is regularly attended to every evening; it has been known to be done in the case of ships actually foundering at the time.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
13  Still, in that famous work of his, Lavater not only treats of the various faces of men, but also attentively studies the faces of horses, birds, serpents, and fish; and dwells in detail upon the modifications of expression discernible therein.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
14  The fact is, boys, that sword-fish only began the job; he's come back again with a gang of ship-carpenters, saw-fish, and file-fish, and what not; and the whole posse of 'em are now hard at work cutting and slashing at the bottom; making improvements, I suppose.'
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
15  His deep chest heaved as with a ground-swell; his tossed arms seemed the warring elements at work; and the thunders that rolled away from off his swarthy brow, and the light leaping from his eye, made all his simple hearers look on him with a quick fear that was strange to them.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
16  And thus the work proceeds; the two tackles hoisting and lowering simultaneously; both whale and windlass heaving, the heavers singing, the blubber-room gentlemen coiling, the mates scarfing, the ship straining, and all hands swearing occasionally, by way of assuaging the general friction.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
17  But to such unresting vigilance over their dangerous allies was this small band of whites necessitated, both by night and by day, and so extreme was the hard work they underwent, that upon the vessel being ready again for sea, they were in such a weakened condition that the captain durst not put off with them in so heavy a vessel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
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