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Moby Dick
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  • As when the stricken whale, that from the tub has reeled out hundreds of fathoms of rope; as, after deep sounding, he floats up again, and shows the slackened curling line buoyantly rising and spiralling towards the air; so now, Starbuck saw long coils of the umbilical cord of Madame Leviathan, by which the young cub seemed still tethered to its dam.

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  • My body dangles, tethered by a rope hooked to my belt.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Most of the others sat slumped and sleeping in wheelchairs lined up in front of a huge television screen, all tethered to oxygen tanks like withered balloons.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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