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 Meanings and Examples of LANCE
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lance
 n.  weapon, consisting of long handle and steel blade or head; spear carried by horsemen, often decorated with small flag
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  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.
2  Bildad, thou used to be good at sharpening a lance, mend that pen, will ye.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
3  But it was startling to see this excellent hearted Quakeress coming on board, as she did the last day, with a long oil-ladle in one hand, and a still longer whaling lance in the other.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
4  When close to the whale, in the very death-lock of the fight, he handled his unpitying lance coolly and off-handedly, as a whistling tinker his hammer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
5  What precise purpose this ivory horn or lance answers, it would be hard to say.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  The severest pointed harpoon, the sharpest lance darted by the strongest human arm, impotently rebounds from it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
7  It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
8  Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
9  It is only indispensable with an inveterate running whale; its grand fact and feature is the wonderful distance to which the long lance is accurately darted from a violently rocking, jerking boat, under extreme headway.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
10  Queequeg patted their foreheads; Starbuck scratched their backs with his lance; but fearful of the consequences, for the time refrained from darting it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
11  When by chance these precious parts in a nursing whale are cut by the hunter's lance, the mother's pouring milk and blood rivallingly discolour the sea for rods.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
12  Ye see an old man cut down to the stump; leaning on a shivered lance; propped up on a lonely foot.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
13  A second squire held aloft his master's lance, from the extremity of which fluttered a small banderole, or streamer, bearing a cross of the same form with that embroidered upon his cloak.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  He was mounted on a gallant black horse, and as he passed through the lists he gracefully saluted the Prince and the ladies by lowering his lance.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
15  Fair and true he hit the Norman on the visor, where his lance's point kept hold of the bars.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  It is a form of bullfighting where the bull is stabbed repeatedly with a wooden lance from the back of a horse.
2  After enlisting in the Marines after high school, he served as a lance corporal and tank crewman, earning three medals.