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convey
used in Moby Dick

2 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —10 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
Definition
communicate or express
  • So that this rib only conveyed half of the true notion of the living magnitude of that part.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (16% in)
conveyed = communicated or expressed
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As with all sinners among men, the sin of this son of Amittai was in his wilful disobedience of the command of God—never mind now what that command was, or how conveyed—which he found a hard command.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (45% in)
  • conveyed = communicated or expressed
  • To those who have not chanced specially to study the subject, it may possibly seem strange, that fishes not commonly exceeding four or five feet should be marshalled among WHALES—a word, which, in the popular sense, always conveys an idea of hugeness.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (74% in)
  • conveys = communicates or expresses
  • Second: To the native Indian of Peru, the continual sight of the snow-howdahed Andes conveys naught of dread, except, perhaps, in the mere fancying of the eternal frosted desolateness reigning at such vast altitudes, and the natural conceit of what a fearfulness it would be to lose oneself in such inhuman solitudes.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (91% in)
  • conveys = communicates or expresses
  • Again, it is very often observed that, if the sperm whale, once struck, is allowed time to rally, he then acts, not so often with blind rage, as with wilful, deliberate designs of destruction to his pursuers; nor is it without conveying some eloquent indication of his character, that upon being attacked he will frequently open his mouth, and retain it in that dread expansion for several consecutive minutes.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (91% in)
  • conveying = communicating or expressing
  • There seemed but little in the words, but the tone conveyed more of deep helpless sadness than the insane old man had ever before evinced.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (5% in)
  • conveyed = communicated or expressed
  • Though Jeremy Bentham's skeleton, which hangs for candelabra in the library of one of his executors, correctly conveys the idea of a burly-browed utilitarian old gentleman, with all Jeremy's other leading personal characteristics; yet nothing of this kind could be inferred from any leviathan's articulated bones.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (38% in)
  • conveys = communicates or expresses
  • Of the Right Whale, the best outline pictures are in Scoresby; but they are drawn on too small a scale to convey a desirable impression.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (51% in)
  • convey = communicate or express
  • With not one tenth of England's experience in the fishery, and not the thousandth part of that of the Americans, they have nevertheless furnished both nations with the only finished sketches at all capable of conveying the real spirit of the whale hunt.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (67% in)
  • conveying = communicating or expressing
  • For that strange spectacle observable in all sperm whales dying—the turning sunwards of the head, and so expiring—that strange spectacle, beheld of such a placid evening, somehow to Ahab conveyed a wondrousness unknown before.
    Chapters 115-117 -- The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (59% in)
conveyed = communicated or expressed
There are no more uses of "convey" flagged with this meaning in Moby Dick.

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2  —1 use as in:
convey her safely to
Definition
transport
  • Now, the spouting canal of the Sperm Whale, chiefly intended as it is for the conveyance of air, and for several feet laid along, horizontally, just beneath the upper surface of his head, and a little to one side; this curious canal is very much like a gas-pipe laid down in a city on one side of a street.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (12% in)
conveyance = transport
There are no more uses of "convey" flagged with this meaning in Moby Dick.

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