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  • Thus, the sperm whale and the humpbacked whale, each has a hump; but there the similitude ceases.
  • Then, this same humpbacked whale and the Greenland whale, each of these has baleen; but there again the similitude ceases.
  • And the whale soon ceasing to sound, for some time they remained in that attitude, fearful of expending more line, though the position was a little ticklish.
  • The javelins cease; open eyes; see, or not?
  • …of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a moment or two the prodigious blood-dripping mass sways to and fro as if let down from the sky, and every one present must take good heed to dodge it when it swings, else it may box his ears and pitch him headlong overboard.
  • (THEY CEASE DANCING, AND GATHER IN CLUSTERS.

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  • They signed a cease-fire agreement.
  • They agreed to a temporary cease-fire so non-combatants could leave the area.

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