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serpent
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Moby Dick
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  • It spiralizes in ye; forks out at the serpent-snapping eye.
  • In that day, the Lord with his sore, and great, and strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
  • In that day, the Lord with his sore, and great, and strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
  • Meanwhile the boat was still booming through the mist, the waves curling and hissing around us like the erected crests of enraged serpents.
  • Into this twilight apartment sundry nimble hands keep coiling away the long blanket-piece as if it were a great live mass of plaited serpents.
  • Still, in that famous work of his, Lavater not only treats of the various faces of men, but also attentively studies the faces of horses, birds, serpents, and fish; and dwells in detail upon the modifications of expression discernible therein.
  • …between the flinging of the two harpoons; and I think it may have been something more than that; the man who darted them happening, in the interval, to go in a trading ship on a voyage to Africa, went ashore there, joined a discovery party, and penetrated far into the interior, where he travelled for a period of nearly two years, often endangered by serpents, savages, tigers, poisonous miasmas, with all the other common perils incident to wandering in the heart of unknown regions.
  • As the silent harpoon burned there like a serpent’s tongue, Starbuck grasped Ahab by the arm—"God, God is against thee, old man; forbear!

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  • a picture of a serpent eating its tail
  • the serpent in the Garden of Eden

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