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1  I seed her reported in the offing this morning; a three years' voyage, and a full ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
2  There is more sand there than you would use in twenty years as a substitute for blotting paper.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
3  The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carted off a million years ago.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
4  He had been a sailor and a harpooneer in his youth, but for many years past had dedicated his life to the ministry.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
5  For many years past the whale-ship has been the pioneer in ferreting out the remotest and least known parts of the earth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
6  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.
7  Why, thou monkey," said a harpooneer to one of these lads, "we've been cruising now hard upon three years, and thou hast not raised a whale yet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
8  For years he knows not the land; so that when he comes to it at last, it smells like another world, more strangely than the moon would to an Earthsman.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
9  A few years ago this same plan was adopted by the Bay whalemen of New Zealand, who, upon descrying the game, gave notice to the ready-manned boats nigh the beach.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
10  In one of those southern whalesmen, on a long three or four years' voyage, as often happens, the sum of the various hours you spend at the mast-head would amount to several entire months.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
11  As I hinted before, this whalebone marquee was never pitched except in port; and on board the Pequod, for thirty years, the order to strike the tent was well known to be the next thing to heaving up the anchor.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
13  But once Tashtego's senior, an old Gay-Head Indian among the crew, superstitiously asserted that not till he was full forty years old did Ahab become that way branded, and then it came upon him, not in the fury of any mortal fray, but in an elemental strife at sea.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
14  I freely assert, that the cosmopolite philosopher cannot, for his life, point out one single peaceful influence, which within the last sixty years has operated more potentially upon the whole broad world, taken in one aggregate, than the high and mighty business of whaling.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
15  It is a thing well known to both American and English whale-ships, and as well a thing placed upon authoritative record years ago by Scoresby, that some whales have been captured far north in the Pacific, in whose bodies have been found the barbs of harpoons darted in the Greenland seas.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
16  Ever since young Stiggs coming from that unfort'nt v'y'ge of his, when he was gone four years and a half, with only three barrels of ile, was found dead in my first floor back, with his harpoon in his side; ever since then I allow no boarders to take sich dangerous weepons in their rooms at night.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
17  Yet, owing to the long priority of his claims, and the profound ignorance which, till some seventy years back, invested the then fabulous or utterly unknown sperm-whale, and which ignorance to this present day still reigns in all but some few scientific retreats and whale-ports; this usurpation has been every way complete.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
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