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subterranean
used in Moby Dick

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under the ground
  • For again Starbuck's downcast eyes lighted up with the stubbornness of life; the subterranean laugh died away; the winds blew on; the sails filled out; the ship heaved and rolled as before.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (89% in)
  • The subterranean miner that works in us all, how can one tell whither leads his shaft by the ever shifting, muffled sound of his pick?
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (59% in)
  • Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (3% in)
  • His spout was short, slow, and laborious; coming forth with a choking sort of gush, and spending itself in torn shreds, followed by strange subterranean commotions in him, which seemed to have egress at his other buried extremity, causing the waters behind him to upbubble.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (40% in)
  • "I have it, I have it," cried Stubb, with delight, striking something in the subterranean regions, "a purse! a purse!"
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (47% in)
  • How is it, that you, a mere oarsman in the fishery, pretend to know aught about the subterranean parts of the whale?
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (75% in)
  • Not to tell over again his furlongs from spiracle to tail, and the yards he measures about the waist; only think of the gigantic involutions of his intestines, where they lie in him like great cables and hawsers coiled away in the subterranean orlop-deck of a line-of-battle-ship.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (25% in)
  • So with poor Queequeg, who, as harpooneer, must not only face all the rage of the living whale, but—as we have elsewhere seen—mount his dead back in a rolling sea; and finally descend into the gloom of the hold, and bitterly sweating all day in that subterraneous confinement, resolutely manhandle the clumsiest casks and see to their stowage.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (34% in)
  • A low rumbling sound was heard; a subterraneous hum; and then all held their breaths; as bedraggled with trailing ropes, and harpoons, and lances, a vast form shot lengthwise, but obliquely from the sea.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (77% in)

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