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azure
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a shade of blue similar to that of the sky on a clear sunny day
  • "Ah, noble ship," the angel seemed to say, "beat on, beat on, thou noble ship, and bear a hardy helm; for lo! the sun is breaking through; the clouds are rolling off—serenest azure is at hand."
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (33% in)
  • Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (26% in)
  • In the distance, a great white mass lazily rose, and rising higher and higher, and disentangling itself from the azure, at last gleamed before our prow like a snow-slide, new slid from the hills.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (35% in)
  • Beneath the unclouded and mild azure sky, upon the fair face of the pleasant sea, wafted by the joyous breezes, that great mass of death floats on and on, till lost in infinite perspectives.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (87% in)
  • The firmaments of air and sea were hardly separable in that all-pervading azure; only, the pensive air was transparently pure and soft, with a woman's look, and the robust and man-like sea heaved with long, strong, lingering swells, as Samson's chest in his sleep.
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (58% in)
  • Oh, immortal infancy, and innocency of the azure!
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (65% in)

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