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- But seeing that it was not at all limber, and that it glistened a good deal like polished ebony, I concluded that it must be nothing but a wooden idol, which indeed it proved to be.Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (91% in)
- But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (41% in)
- It was of a conical shape, some ten feet high; consisting of the long, huge slabs of limber black bone taken from the middle and highest part of the jaws of the right-whale.Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (11% in)
- And, not to speak of the highly presumable difference of contour between a young sucking whale and a full-grown Platonian Leviathan; yet, even in the case of one of those young sucking whales hoisted to a ship's deck, such is then the outlandish, eel-like, limbered, varying shape of him, that his precise expression the devil himself could not catch.Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (36% in)
- Now this was written at a time when the black limber bone of the Greenland or Right whale was largely used in ladies' bodices.Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (96% in)
There are no more uses of "limber" in Moby Dick.
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