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tempered
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
  • Three punctures were made in the heathen flesh, and the White Whale's barbs were then tempered.
    Chapters 112-114 -- The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (68% in)
  • Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (35% in)
  • Tempered in blood, and tempered by lightning are these barbs; and I swear to temper them triply in that hot place behind the fin, where the White Whale most feels his accursed life!
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (52% in)
  • Tempered in blood, and tempered by lightning are these barbs; and I swear to temper them triply in that hot place behind the fin, where the White Whale most feels his accursed life!
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (52% in)

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