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fathom
used in Moby Dick

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  • His three boats stove around him, and oars and men both whirling in the eddies; one captain, seizing the line-knife from his broken prow, had dashed at the whale, as an Arkansas duellist at his foe, blindly seeking with a six inch blade to reach the fathom-deep life of the whale.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (43% in)
  • When the vast body had at last been stripped of its fathom-deep enfoldings, and the bones become dust dry in the sun, then the skeleton was carefully transported up the Pupella glen, where a grand temple of lordly palms now sheltered it.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (82% in)

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