Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. A lost land-bird of strange plumage strays on board, and is made a captive: out of clean shaved rods of right-whale bone, and cross-beams of sperm whale ivory, the carpenter makes a pagoda-looking ____ for it
  • 5. Extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a ___
  • 8. Planted with their broad ends on the deck, a circle of these slabs laced together, mutually sloped towards each other, and at the ____ united in a tufted point, where the loose hairy fibres waved to and fro like the top-knot on some old Pottowottamie Sachem's head
  • 9. Is it not curious, that so vast a being as the whale should see the world through so small an eye, and h___ the thunder through an ___ which is smaller than a hare's
  • 10. did I not know thee brave as fearless fire (and as mechanical) I could swear thou ____ a poltroon
  • 11. 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, ___
  • 12. " Hearing the tremendous ____ of the sea-crashing boat, the whale wheeled round to present his blank forehead at bay; but in that evolution, catching sight of the nearing black hull of the ship; seemingly seeing in it the source of all his persecutions; bethinking it--it may be--a larger and nobler foe; of a sudden, he bore down upon its advancing prow, smiting his jaws amid fiery showers of foam
  • 14. And from that pallor of the dead, we borrow the expressive hue of the shroud in which we ____ them
  • 16. " cried Stubb; "if I had but one leg you would not catch me in a boat, unless maybe to stop the plug-hole with my timber ___
  • 17. If the only whales that thus sank were old, meagre, and broken-hearted creatures, their ____ of lard diminished and all their bones heavy and rheumatic; then you might with some reason assert that this sinking is caused by an uncommon specific gravity in the fish so sinking, consequent upon this absence of buoyant matter in him
  • 21. how oblivious were ye of old Ahab's close-coiled ___
  • 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. Am I cut ___ from the last fond pride of meanest shipwrecked captains
  • 24. down the ____ of the spare boats and rig them--Mr
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  • 1. ___
  • 2. " So saying he procured the plane; and with his old silk handkerchief first dusting the bench, vigorously set to planing away at my bed, the while grinning like an ___
  • 3. and ___
  • 4. Don't you see, then, that for these _____ risks the Marine Insurance companies have _____ guarantees
  • 5. Unappalled by the massacre made upon them during the night, the sharks now freshly and more keenly allured by the before pent blood which began to flow from the carcass--the rabid creatures swarmed round it like ____ in a beehive
  • 6. But heedless of all this, his mood seized Ahab, as he happened to glance upon the reel, not many hours after the magnet scene, and he remembered how his quadrant was no more, and recalled his frantic ____ about the level log and line
  • 7. 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
  • 13. The wide tiers of welded tendons overspreading his broad white forehead, beneath the transparent skin, looked knitted together; as head on, he came churning his tail among the boats; and once more flailed them apart; spilling out the irons and lances from the two mates' boats, and dashing in one side of the _____ part of their bows, but leaving Ahab's almost without a scar
  • 14. Yet, as the ever-woven verdant warp and ____ intermixed and hummed around him, the mighty idler seemed the cunning weaver; himself all woven over with the vines; every month assuming greener, fresher verdure; but himself a skeleton
  • 15. Yes, and we flipped it at the rate of ten gallons the hour; and when the squall came (for it's squally off there by Patagonia), and all hands--visitors and all--were called to ____ topsails, we were so top-heavy that we had to swing each other aloft in bowlines; and we ignorantly furled the skirts of our jackets into the sails, so that we hung there, ____ed fast in the howling gale, a warning example to all drunken tars
  • 16. " But as the oarsmen violently forced their boat through the sledge-hammering seas, the before whale-smitten bow-ends of ___ planks burst through, and in an instant almost, the temporarily disabled boat lay nearly level with the waves; its half-wading, splashing crew, trying hard to stop the gap and bale out the pouring water
  • 18. " "Stand not by me, but stand under me, whoever you ___ that will now help Stubb; for Stubb, too, sticks here
  • 19. " "When ___ old brack man dies," said the negro slowly, changing his whole air and demeanor, "he hisself won't go nowhere; but some bressed angel will come and fetch him
  • 20. ___ the sail; out oars; the helm
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