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inclined
used in Moby Dick

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1  —1 use as in:
on an incline or incline his head
Definition
to be at an angle or to bend
  • ...him, came shuffling and limping along, assisting his step with his tongs, which, after a clumsy fashion, were made of straightened iron hoops; this old Ebony floundered along, and in obedience to the word of command, came to a dead stop on the opposite side of Stubb's sideboard; when, with both hands folded before him, and resting on his two-legged cane, he bowed his arched back still further over, at the same time sideways inclining his head, so as to bring his best ear into play.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (31% in)

There are no more uses of "incline" flagged with this meaning in Moby Dick.

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  • Hurrah! this is the way a fellow feels when he's going to Davy Jones—all a rush down an endless inclined plane!
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (62% in)
  • I have given thee a hint about what whaling is; do ye yet feel inclined for it?
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (20% in)
  • Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (19% in)
  • In this one matter, Ahab seemed no exception to most American whale captains, who, as a set, rather incline to the opinion that by rights the ship's cabin belongs to them; and that it is by courtesy alone that anybody else is, at any time, permitted there.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (27% in)
  • One of the wild suggestions referred to, as at last coming to be linked with the White Whale in the minds of the superstitiously inclined, was the unearthly conceit that Moby Dick was ubiquitous; that he had actually been encountered in opposite latitudes at one and the same instant of time.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (33% in)
  • Nor is it so very unlikely, that far from distrusting his fitness for another whaling voyage, on account of such dark symptoms, the calculating people of that prudent isle were inclined to harbor the conceit, that for those very reasons he was all the better qualified and set on edge, for a pursuit so full of rage and wildness as the bloody hunt of whales.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (55% in)
  • But as he destroyed ships, as well as for other reasons, he must have been a whale; and I am strongly inclined to think a sperm whale.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (96% in)
  • Now this Radney, I suppose, was as little of a coward, and as little inclined to any sort of nervous apprehensiveness touching his own person as any fearless, unthinking creature on land or on sea that you can conveniently imagine, gentlemen.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (38% in)
  • Regarding the Sperm Whale's head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane, sideways divide it into two quoins,* whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale.
    Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (29% in)
  • A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides.
    Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (33% in)
  • Unhinge the lower jaw, and the side view of this skull is as the side of a moderately inclined plane resting throughout on a level base.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (16% in)
  • But in life—as we have elsewhere seen—this inclined plane is angularly filled up, and almost squared by the enormous superincumbent mass of the junk and sperm.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (17% in)

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