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  • The flashing cascade of his mane, the curving comet of his tail, invested him with housings more resplendent than gold and silver-beaters could have furnished him.
  • In those moments, the torn, enraged waves he shakes off, seem his mane; in some cases, this breaching is his act of defiance.
  • Comparing the humped herds of whales with the humped herds of buffalo, which, not forty years ago, overspread by tens of thousands the prairies of Illinois and Missouri, and shook their iron manes and scowled with their thunder-clotted brows upon the sites of populous river-capitals, where now the polite broker sells you land at a dollar an inch; in such a comparison an irresistible argument would seem furnished, to show that the hunted whale cannot now escape speedy extinction.

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  • It was a healthy male lion with a golden mane.
  • She brushed the horse’s mane and tail.

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