Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. Or, being armed with their long keen whaling spears, they were as a picked ____ of lancers; even as the harpooneers were flingers of javelins
  • 5. The dancing white water made by the chase was now becoming more and more visible, owing to the increasing darkness of the ___ cloud-shadows flung upon the sea
  • 8. Though in many natural objects, whiteness refiningly enhances beauty, as if imparting some special virtue of its own, as in marbles, japonicas, and pearls; and though various nations have in some way recognised a certain royal preeminence in this hue; even the barbaric, grand old kings of Pegu placing the title "Lord of the White Elephants" above all t____ other magniloquent ascriptions of dominion; and the modern kings of Siam unfurling the same snow-white quadruped in the royal standard; and the Hanoverian flag bearing the one figure of a snow-white charger; and the great Austrian Empire, Caesarian, ____ to overlording Rome, having for the imperial colour the same imperial hue; and though this pre-eminence in it applies to the human race itself, giving the white man ideal mastership over every dusky tribe; and though, besides, all this, whiteness has been even made significant of gladness, for among the Romans a white stone marked a joyful day; and though in other mortal sympathies and symbolizings, this same hue is made the emblem of many touching, noble things--the innocence of brides, the benignity of age; though among the Red Men of America the giving of the white belt of wampum was the deepest pledge of honour; though in many climes, whiteness typifies the majesty of Justice in the ermine of the Judge, and contributes to the daily state of kings and queens drawn by milk-white steeds; though even in the higher mysteries of the most august religions it has been made the symbol of the divine spotlessness and power; by the Persian fire worshippers, the white forked flame being held the holiest on the altar; and in the Greek mythologies, Great Jove himself being made incarnate in a snow-white bull; and though to the noble Iroquois, the midwinter sacrifice of the sacred White Dog was by far the holiest festival of t____ theology, that spotless, faithful creature being held the purest envoy they could send to the Great Spirit with the annual tidings of t____ own fidelity; and though directly from the Latin word for white, all Christian priests derive the name of one part of t____ sacred vesture, the alb or tunic, worn beneath the cassock; and though among the holy pomps of the Romish faith, white is specially employed in the celebration of the Passion of our Lord; though in the Vision of St
  • 9. ye have not a whole body, sir; do ye but ___ poor me for your one lost leg; only tread upon me, sir; I ask no more, so I remain a part of ye
  • 10. Two days chased; twice stove to splinters; thy very leg once more snatched from under thee; thy ____ shadow gone--all good angels mobbing thee with warnings:-- "What more wouldst thou have
  • 11. ___ the sail; out oars; the helm
  • 12. As strange misgrown masses gather in the knot-holes of the noblest ____ when prostrate, so from the points which the whale's eyes had once occupied, now protruded blind bulbs, horribly pitiable to see
  • 14. " "Wall," said the landlord, fetching a long breath, "that's a purty long sarmon for a chap that ____ a little now and then
  • 16. Aye, aye, I have ___ him by last night
  • 17. Aye, ____ we how we may, we all sleep at last on the field
  • 21. True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an ___ fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood
  • 22. As both steel and curse sank to the socket, as if sucked ____ a morass, Moby Dick sideways writhed; spasmodically rolled his nigh flank against the bow, and, without staving a hole in it, so suddenly canted the boat over, that had it not been for the elevated part of the gunwale to which he then clung, Ahab would once more have been tossed ____ the sea
  • 23. 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 ___
  • 24. down the ____ of the spare boats and rig them--Mr
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  • 1. End of Project Gutenberg's Moby Dick; or ___ Whale, by Herman Melville
  • 2. Ross Browne; the Author of Miriam Coffin; Olmstead; and the ___
  • 3. They are generally Richard ___
  • 4. " "I should like to see him try it; I'd give him such a pair of black eyes that he wouldn't dare to show his face in the admiral's cabin again for a long while, let alone down in the _____ there, where he lives, and hereabouts on the upper decks where he sneaks so much
  • 5. " When ____ descended, the whale was still in sight to leeward
  • 6. Now, for most folks one pair of legs lasts a lifetime, and that must be because they use them mercifully, as a tender-hearted old lady ____ her roly-poly old coach-horses
  • 7. For not by hook or by ___ could this vast leviathan be caught, when sailing a thousand fathoms beneath the sunlight
  • 13. Penetrating further and further into the heart of the Japanese cruising ground, the Pequod was soon all _____ in the fishery
  • 14. The eternal sap ____ up in Ahab's bones again
  • 15. On the day following Queequeg's signing the articles, word was given at all the ____ where the ship's company were stopping, that their chests must be on board before night, for there was no telling how soon the vessel might be sailing
  • 16. At any rate--though indeed such a test at such a time might be deceptive--spoutings might be discovered from our low boat that seemed playing up almost from the ___ of the horizon
  • 18. Buoyed up by that coffin, for almost ___ whole day and night, I floated on a soft and dirgelike main
  • 19. Till, gaining that vital centre, the black bubble upward burst; and now, liberated by reason of ___ cunning spring, and, owing to ___ great buoyancy, rising with great force, the coffin life-buoy shot lengthwise from the sea, fell over, and floated by my side
  • 20. To dress in the dark, and eat in the dark, and stumble in darkness to his pallet, this is his usual ___
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