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- Stubb was a high liver; he was somewhat intemperately fond of the whale as a flavorish thing to his palate.Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (14% in)
- He was such a creature as civilized, domestic people in the temperate zone only see in their dreams, and that but dimly; but the like of whom now and then glide among the unchanging Asiatic communities, especially the Oriental isles to the east of the continent—those insulated, immemorial, unalterable countries, which even in these modern days still preserve much of the ghostly aboriginalness of earth's primal generations, when the memory of the first man was a distinct recollection,...Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (51% in)
- I had thought, now, that at your temperate North the generations were cold and holy as the hills.Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (59% in)
- Natural as it is to be somewhat incredulous concerning the populousness of the more enormous creatures of the globe, yet what shall we say to Harto, the historian of Goa, when he tells us that at one hunting the King of Siam took 4,000 elephants; that in those regions elephants are numerous as droves of cattle in the temperate climes.Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (93% in)
There are no more uses of "temperate" in Moby Dick.
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