1 With this once long lance, now wildly elbowed, fifty years ago did Nathan Swain kill fifteen whales between a sunrise and a sunset.
2 Bildad, thou used to be good at sharpening a lance, mend that pen, will ye.
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.
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 MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
5 What precise purpose this ivory horn or lance answers, it would be hard to say.
6 The severest pointed harpoon, the sharpest lance darted by the strongest human arm, impotently rebounds from it.
7 It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him.
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.
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.
10 Queequeg patted their foreheads; Starbuck scratched their backs with his lance; but fearful of the consequences, for the time refrained from darting it.
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.
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 MelvilleContext Highlight 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.
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.
15 Fair and true he hit the Norman on the visor, where his lance's point kept hold of the bars.