1 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.
2 Next instant, the luckless mate, so full of furious life, was smitten bodily into the air, and making a long arc in his descent, fell into the sea at the distance of about fifty yards.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
3 His eyes, meanwhile, roved very slowly all around the room--he completed the arc by turning to inspect the people directly behind.