But no sooner did his harpooneer stand up for the stroke, than all three tigers—Queequeg, Tashtego, Daggoo—instinctively sprang to their feet, and standing in a diagonal row, simultaneously pointed their barbs; and darted over the head of the German harpooneer, their three Nantucket irons entered the whale.
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The artist used diagonal lines to create tension.
A pink scar started under his right eye, hit the corner of his nose, and ran diagonally across his upper lip.