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chaos
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  • Yes, there is death in this business of whaling—a speechlessly quick chaotic bundling of a man into Eternity.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (16% in)
  • —ISAIAH "And what thing soever besides cometh within the chaos of this monster's mouth, be it beast, boat, or stone, down it goes all incontinently that foul great swallow of his, and perisheth in the bottomless gulf of his paunch."
    Extracts (12% in)
  • Such unaccountable masses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to delineate chaos bewitched.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (40% in)
  • The classification of the constituents of a chaos, nothing less is here essayed.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (13% in)
  • Here Saturn's grey chaos rolls over me, and I obtain dim, shuddering glimpses into those Polar eternities; when wedged bastions of ice pressed hard upon what are now the Tropics; and in all the 25,000 miles of this world's circumference, not an inhabitable hand's breadth of land was visible.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (48% in)

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