Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. Why, you King-Post, you, I suppose you would have every man in the world go about with a small lightning-rod running up the corner of his hat, like a militia officer's skewered feather, and trailing behind like his ____
  • 5. 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; this 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 his death-gasp, kept his hammer frozen there; and so the bird of heaven, with archangelic shrieks, and his imperial beak thrust upwards, and his whole captive form folded in the flag of Ahab, went down with his ship, which, like Satan, would not sink to hell till ___ had dragged a living part of heaven along with her, and helmeted herself with it
  • 8. he soars ____ with it
  • 9. But it is a mild, mild wind, and a mild looking sky; and the air smells now, as if it blew from a far-away meadow; they have been making ___ somewhere under the slopes of the Andes, Starbuck, and the mowers are sleeping among the new-mown ___
  • 10. The grounds upon which Linnaeus would fain have banished the whales from the waters, he states as follows: "On account of their warm bilocular heart, their lungs, their movable eyelids, their hollow ears, penem intrantem feminam mammis lactantem," and finally, "ex ____ naturae jure meritoque
  • 11. Buoyed up by that coffin, for almost ___ whole day and night, I floated on a soft and dirgelike main
  • 12. "Take them, man, I have no ____ for them; for I now neither shave, sup, nor pray till--but here--to work
  • 14. ____ ho, Tashtego
  • 16. End of Project Gutenberg's Moby Dick; or ___ Whale, by Herman Melville
  • 17. A low rumbling sound was heard; a subterraneous hum; and then all ____ their breaths; as bedraggled with trailing ropes, and harpoons, and lances, a vast form shot lengthwise, but obliquely from the sea
  • 21. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in ___ retracing search after ___ missing children, only found anot___ orphan
  • 22. Furthermore, as his windpipe solely opens into the tube of his spouting canal, and as that long canal--like the grand ____ Canal--is furnished with a sort of locks (that open and shut) for the downward retention of air or the upward exclusion of water, therefore the whale has no voice; unless you insult him by saying, that when he so strangely rumbles, he talks through his nose
  • 23. I am so rich, I could have given bid for bid with the wealthiest Praetorians at the auction of the Roman empire (which was the world's); and yet I ___ for the flesh in the tongue I brag with
  • 24. Haul in here, Tahitian; ____ up, Manxman
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  • 1. Arter that, ___ said it wouldn't do
  • 2. Whatever pale fears and forebodings some of them might have felt before; these were not only now kept out of sight through the growing ___ of Ahab, but they were broken up, and on all sides routed, as timid prairie hares that scatter before the bounding bison
  • 3. Throughout the Pacific, and also in Nantucket, and New Bedford, and ___ Harbor, you will come across lively sketches of whales and whaling-scenes, graven by the fishermen themselves on Sperm Whale-teeth, or ladies' busks wrought out of the Right Whale-bone, and other like skrimshander articles, as the whalemen call the numerous little ingenious contrivances they elaborately carve out of the rough material, in their hours of ocean leisure
  • 4. The _____
  • 5. As in general shape the noble Sperm Whale's head may be compared to a Roman war-chariot (especially in front, where it is so broadly rounded); so, at a broad view, the Right Whale's head bears a rather inelegant resemblance to a gigantic galliot-toed ____
  • 6. For all that, I would yet ring glasses with ye, would ye but ____ the cup
  • 7. Who ever helped Stubb, or kept Stubb awake, but Stubb's own unwinking ___
  • 13. In what rapt _____ sails the world, of which the weariest will never weary
  • 14. ____
  • 15. Why then ____ does any one step forth
  • 16. " "I don't know; it seems a sort of foolish to me, ___
  • 18. Ahab stooped to clear it; he did clear it; but the flying turn caught him round the neck, and voicelessly as Turkish mutes bowstring their victim, he was shot out of the boat, ___ the crew knew he was gone
  • 19. The long-drawn virgin vales; the mild blue hill-sides; as over these there steals the hush, the hum; you almost swear that play-wearied children ___ sleeping in these solitudes, in some glad May-time, when the flowers of the woods are plucked
  • 20. On its round border it bore the letters, REPUBLICA ___ ECUADOR: QUITO
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