Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

  • Across

  • 1. With a philosophical flourish ____ throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship
  • 5. There's the difference now between man's old ___ and matter's
  • 8. Now, inclusive of the occasional wide intervals between the revolving outer circles, and inclusive of the spaces between the various pods in any one of those circles, the entire ____ at this juncture, embraced by the whole multitude, must have contained at least two or three square miles
  • 9. Let not Starbuck die, if die he must, in a woman's fainting ___
  • 10. And as those ancient dames moved about gaily, though in the jaws of the whale, as you may say; even so, in a shower, with the like thoughtlessness, do we nowadays fly under the same jaws for protection; the umbrella being a ____ spread over the same bone
  • 11. Next instant, the luckless mate, so full of furious life, was smitten bodily into the air, and making a long ___ in his descent, fell into the sea at the distance of about fifty yards
  • 12. who didst not refuse to the swart convict, Bunyan, the pale, poetic pearl; Thou who didst clothe with doubly hammered leaves of finest gold, the stumped and paupered arm of old Cervantes; Thou who didst pick up Andrew Jackson from the pebbles; who didst ____ him upon a war-horse; who didst thunder him higher than a throne
  • 14. While yet a little distance from the forge, moody Ahab paused; till at last, Perth, withdrawing his iron from the fire, began hammering it upon the anvil--the red ____ sending off the sparks in thick hovering flights, some of which flew close to Ahab
  • 16. Euroclydon, nevertheless, is a mighty pleasant zephyr to any one in-doors, with his feet on the ___ quietly toasting for bed
  • 17. Think of it; sleeping all night in the same room with a wide awake pagan on his ____ in this dreary, unaccountable Ramadan
  • 21. Some sprained shoulders, wrists, and ankles; livid contusions; wrenched harpoons and lances; inextricable intricacies of rope; shattered oars and planks; all these were there; but no fatal or even serious ___ seemed to have befallen any one
  • 22. They must lead somewhere--to something ____ than common land, more palmy than the palms
  • 23. ___
  • 24. down the ____ of the spare boats and rig them--Mr
  • Down

  • 1. In this attitude the White Whale now shook the slight cedar as a mildly cruel ___ her mouse
  • 2. " "Stand not by me, but stand under me, whoever you ___ that will now help Stubb; for Stubb, too, sticks here
  • 3. I'll ___ times girdle the unmeasured globe; yea and dive straight through it, but I'll slay him yet
  • 4. Petrified by his aspect, and still more shrinking from the fiery dart that he held, the men fell back in dismay, and Ahab again spoke:-- "All your _____ to hunt the White Whale are as binding as mine; and heart, soul, and body, lungs and life, old Ahab is bound
  • 5. then, be heedful; for so, in all this din of the great world's loom, thy subtlest thinkings may be overheard ____
  • 6. Mary, ____
  • 7. At the time, I devoted three days to the studious digesting of all this beer, beef, and bread, during which many profound thoughts were incidentally suggested to me, capable of a transcendental and Platonic application; and, furthermore, I compiled supplementary tables of my own, touching the probable quantity of stock-fish, ___
  • 13. (Supplied by a Late Consumptive _____ to a Grammar School) The pale _____--threadbare in coat, heart, body, and brain; I see him now
  • 14. In the three-year instance, it so fell out that I was in the boat both times, first and last, and the last time distinctly recognised a peculiar sort of huge ____ under the whale's eye, which I had observed there three years previous
  • 15. And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses;--when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being ____ to drag the firm thing from its place
  • 16. A sky-hawk that tauntingly had followed the main-truck downwards from its natural home among the stars, pecking at the flag, and incommoding Tashtego there; t___ bird now chanced to intercept its broad fluttering wing between the hammer and the wood; and simultaneously feeling that etherial thrill, the submerged savage beneath, in ___ death-gasp, kept ___ hammer frozen there; and so the bird of heaven, with archangelic shrieks, and ___ imperial beak thrust upwards, and ___ whole captive form folded in the flag of Ahab, went down with ___ ship, which, like Satan, would not sink to hell till she had dragged a living part of heaven along with her, and helmeted herself with it
  • 18. See with what entire freedom the wh___man takes his handful of lamps--often but old bottles and vials, though--to the copper cooler at the try-works, and replenishes them there, as mugs of ___ at a vat
  • 19. And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious ___
  • 20. ___ the sail; out oars; the helm
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