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breach
used in Moby Dick

11 uses
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Definition
break — as in break an understanding or a break (gap) in a wall
  • There she breaches!
    Extracts (78% in)
  • Again the phantom went down, but on re-appearing once more, with a stiletto-like cry that startled every man from his nod, the negro yelled out—"There! there again! there she breaches! right ahead!
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (37% in)
  • Excepting the sublime BREACH—somewhere else to be described—this peaking of the whale's flukes is perhaps the grandest sight to be seen in all animated nature.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (37% in)
  • We must watch for a breach in the living wall that hemmed us in; the wall that had only admitted us in order to shut us up.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (80% in)
  • Presently up breaches from the bottom of the sea a bouncing great whale, with a milky-white head and hump, all crows' feet and wrinkles."
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (14% in)
  • For not by any calm and indolent spoutings; not by the peaceable gush of that mystic fountain in his head, did the White Whale now reveal his vicinity; but by the far more wondrous phenomenon of breaching.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (42% in)
  • In those moments, the torn, enraged waves he shakes off, seem his mane; in some cases, this breaching is his act of defiance.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (42% in)
  • "There she breaches! there she breaches!" was the cry, as in his immeasurable bravadoes the White Whale tossed himself salmon-like to Heaven.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (42% in)
  • "There she breaches! there she breaches!" was the cry, as in his immeasurable bravadoes the White Whale tossed himself salmon-like to Heaven.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (42% in)
  • "Aye, breach your last to the sun, Moby Dick!" cried Ahab, "thy hour and thy harpoon are at hand!
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (43% in)
  • Through the breach, they heard the waters pour, as mountain torrents down a flume.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (94% in)

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