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entangled
used in Moby Dick

7 uses
  • There was a circumstance which at first sight seemed to entangle his delirious but still methodical scheme.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (19% in)
  • Furthermore: you must know that when the second iron is thrown overboard, it thenceforth becomes a dangling, sharp-edged terror, skittishly curvetting about both boat and whale, entangling the lines, or cutting them, and making a prodigious sensation in all directions.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (95% in)
  • Not seldom in the rapid vicissitudes of the chase, this natural line, with the maternal end loose, becomes entangled with the hempen one, so that the cub is thereby trapped.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (87% in)
  • But at length we perceived that by one of the unimaginable accidents of the fishery, this whale had become entangled in the harpoon-line that he towed; he had also run away with the cutting-spade in him; and while the free end of the rope attached to that weapon, had permanently caught in the coils of the harpoon-line round his tail, the cutting-spade itself had worked loose from his flesh.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (93% in)
  • The Pequod had now swept so nigh to the stranger, that Stubb vowed he recognised his cutting spade-pole entangled in the lines that were knotted round the tail of one of these whales.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (8% in)
  • The involuntary consternation of the moment caused him to leap, paddle in hand, out of the boat; and in such a way, that part of the slack whale line coming against his chest, he breasted it overboard with him, so as to become entangled in it, when at last plumping into the water.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (81% in)
  • But at last in his untraceable evolutions, the White Whale so crossed and recrossed, and in a thousand ways entangled the slack of the three lines now fast to him, that they foreshortened, and, of themselves, warped the devoted boats towards the planted irons in him; though now for a moment the whale drew aside a little, as if to rally for a more tremendous charge.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (46% in)

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