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undulate
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a smooth wave-like motion (physical or auditory)

or:

having a wavy or rippled form or surface
  • Whether it was that this undulating tester rolled the savage away to far distant scenes, I know not, but he now spoke of his native island; and, eager to hear his history, I begged him to go on and tell it.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (70% in)
  • The huge corpulence of that Hogarthian monster undulates on the surface, scarcely drawing one inch of water.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (11% in)
  • Then, again, in mountainous countries where the traveller is continually girdled by amphitheatrical heights; here and there from some lucky point of view you will catch passing glimpses of the profiles of whales defined along the undulating ridges.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (95% in)
  • For leagues and leagues it undulated round us, so that we seemed to be sailing through boundless fields of ripe and golden wheat.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (1% in)
  • No perceptible face or front did it have; no conceivable token of either sensation or instinct; but undulated there on the billows, an unearthly, formless, chance-like apparition of life.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (45% in)
  • But lazily undulating in the trough of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapoury jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (12% in)
  • While composing a little treatise on Eternity, I had the curiosity to place a mirror before me; and ere long saw reflected there, a curious involved worming and undulation in the atmosphere over my head.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (21% in)
  • Nor does this—its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (28% in)
  • But as the last whelmings intermixingly poured themselves over the sunken head of the Indian at the mainmast, leaving a few inches of the erect spar yet visible, together with long streaming yards of the flag, which calmly undulated, with ironical coincidings, over the destroying billows they almost touched;—at that instant, a red arm and a hammer hovered backwardly uplifted in the open air, in the act of nailing the flag faster and yet faster to the subsiding spar.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (98% in)

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