1 In the length he attains, and in his baleen, the Fin-back resembles the right whale, but is of a less portly girth, and a lighter colour, approaching to olive.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2 But he was stopped on the way by a portly sperm whale, that begged a few moments' confidential business with him.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
3 But lazily undulating in the trough of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapoury jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
4 After two or three attempts he accomplished this, with the lackey's help, and meantime a second man had approached, a tall and portly personage, solemn as an executioner.
5 Mr. Bumble emerged at early morning from the workhouse-gate, and walked with portly carriage and commanding steps, up the High Street.
Oliver Twist By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER XVII
6 Mrs. Bumble, whose patience brooked no delay, caught up a bowl of soap-suds, and motioning him towards the door, ordered him instantly to depart, on pain of receiving the contents upon his portly person.
Oliver Twist By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER XXXVII
7 The portly client puffed out his chest with an appearance of some little pride and pulled a dirty and wrinkled newspaper from the inside pocket of his greatcoat.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
8 He was a man of about fifty, tall, portly, and imposing, with a massive, strongly marked face and a commanding figure.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
9 And as he waved his arms to impersonate the policeman, his portly form again shook with a deep ringing laugh, the laugh of one who always eats well and, in particular, drinks well.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
10 Princess Kuragina, a portly imposing woman who had once been handsome, was sitting at the head of the table.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
11 Anisya Fedorovna came in and leaned her portly person against the doorpost.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII
12 Reared in Charleston, he knew every inlet, creek, shoal and rock of the Carolina coast near that port, and he was equally at home in the waters around Wilmington.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XII
13 Conditions in Wilmington, the chief blockade port, now that Charleston's port was practically sealed by the Yankee gunboats, had reached the proportions of an open scandal.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XIII
14 But now with the ports closed and many of the port cities captured or besieged, the South's salvation depended upon itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XVI
15 You remember when the blockade tightened, I couldn't get a boat out of any Confederate port or into one, so there the money stayed in England.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XXXVI