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homage
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
respect or loyalty; or something done to show respect or loyalty
  • On, on we flew; and our offing gained, the Moss did homage to the blast; ducked and dived her bows as a slave before the Sultan.
    Chapters 13-15 -- Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (25% in)
  • But, though the world scouts at us whale hunters, yet does it unwittingly pay us the profoundest homage; yea, an all-abounding adoration! for almost all the tapers, lamps, and candles that burn round the globe, burn, as before so many shrines, to our glory!
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (65% in)
  • The uncounted isles of all Polynesia confess the same truth, and do commercial homage to the whale-ship, that cleared the way for the missionary and the merchant, and in many cases carried the primitive missionaries to their first destinations.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (85% in)
  • Indeed, many are the Nantucket ships in which you will see the skipper parading his quarter-deck with an elated grandeur not surpassed in any military navy; nay, extorting almost as much outward homage as if he wore the imperial purple, and not the shabbiest of pilot-cloth.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (93% in)
  • And though of all men the moody captain of the Pequod was the least given to that sort of shallowest assumption; and though the only homage he ever exacted, was implicit, instantaneous obedience; though he required no man to remove the shoes from his feet ere stepping upon the quarter-deck; and though there were times when, owing to peculiar circumstances connected with events hereafter to be detailed, he addressed them in unusual terms, whether of condescension or IN TERROREM, or...
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (94% in)
  • The sailors, mostly poor devils, cringed, and some of them fawned before him; in obedience to his instructions, sometimes rendering him personal homage, as to a god.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (40% in)
  • Unlike the Danes, these Orientals do not demand the obsequious homage of lowered top-sails from the endless procession of ships before the wind, which for centuries past, by night and by day, have passed between the islands of Sumatra and Java, freighted with the costliest cargoes of the east.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (47% in)
  • He turns and turns him to it,—how slowly, but how steadfastly, his homage-rendering and invoking brow, with his last dying motions.
    Chapters 115-117 -- The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (60% in)
  • Take the homage of these poor eyes, and shutter-hands.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (79% in)

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