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continuous
used in Moby Dick

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continuing in time or space without interruption or irregularity
  • All round, her unpanelled, open bulwarks were garnished like one continuous jaw, with the long sharp teeth of the sperm whale, inserted there for pins, to fasten her old hempen thews and tendons to.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (9% in)
  • One way and another, it has begotten events so remarkable in themselves, and so continuously momentous in their sequential issues, that whaling may well be regarded as that Egyptian mother, who bore offspring themselves pregnant from her womb.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (72% in)
  • In the English boats two tubs are used instead of one; the same line being continuously coiled in both tubs.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (70% in)
  • His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (26% in)
  • In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (45% in)
  • Broad on both bows, at the distance of some two or three miles, and forming a great semicircle, embracing one half of the level horizon, a continuous chain of whale-jets were up-playing and sparkling in the noon-day air.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (57% in)
  • —For when three days flow together in one continuous intense pursuit; be sure the first is the morning, the second the noon, and the third the evening and the end of that thing—be that end what it may.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (74% in)

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