- "What are you jabbering about, shipmate?" said I. "HE'S got enough, though, to make up for all deficiencies of that sort in other chaps," abruptly said the stranger, placing a nervous emphasis upon the word HE.Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (8% in)
- As he mounted the deck, Ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness—his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that...Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (34% in)
There are no more uses of "abrupt" in Moby Dick.
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