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Lima
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Moby Dick
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  • For Lima has taken the white veil; and there is a higher horror in this whiteness of her woe.
  • Oh! do not bow and look surprised; you know the proverb all along this coast—"Corrupt as Lima."
  • It but bears out your saying, too; churches more plentiful than billiard-tables, and for ever open—and "Corrupt as Lima."
  • The world’s one Lima.
  • For my humor’s sake, I shall preserve the style in which I once narrated it at Lima, to a lounging circle of my Spanish friends, one saint’s eve, smoking upon the thick-gilt tiled piazza of the Golden Inn.
  • ’In the name of all us Limeese, I but desire to express to you, sir sailor, that we have by no means overlooked your delicacy in not substituting present Lima for distant Venice in your corrupt comparison.
  • No use sterning all, then; but as I was groping at midday, with a blinding sun, all crown-jewels; as I was groping, I say, after the second iron, to toss it overboard—down comes the tail like a Lima tower, cutting my boat in two, leaving each half in splinters; and, flukes first, the white hump backed through the wreck, as though it was all chips.
  • …altogether, the remembrance of her cathedral-toppling earthquakes; nor the stampedoes of her frantic seas; nor the tearlessness of arid skies that never rain; nor the sight of her wide field of leaning spires, wrenched cope-stones, and crosses all adroop (like canted yards of anchored fleets); and her suburban avenues of house-walls lying over upon each other, as a tossed pack of cards;—it is not these things alone which make tearless Lima, the strangest, saddest city thou can’st see.
  • " ’Well for our northern friend, Dame Isabella’s Inquisition wanes in Lima,’ laughed Don Sebastian.
  • " ’Though there are no Auto-da-Fe’s in Lima now,’ said one of the company to another; ’I fear our sailor friend runs risk of the archiepiscopacy.

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  • I had lost ten pounds in a month, thanks to the prison diet—all the liver, lima beans, and iceberg lettuce you want!
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Tied to McCaffrey
    We might end up in Lima
    Harley is evil
    NOTE TO SELF: trying to reveal important information just before a three-legged death race is not a good idea.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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