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furlong
used in Moby Dick

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a unit of length equal to 220 yards (1/8 of a mile)
  • His tormented body rolled not in brine but in blood, which bubbled and seethed for furlongs behind in their wake.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (53% in)
  • A vast pulpy mass, furlongs in length and breadth, of a glancing cream-colour, lay floating on the water, innumerable long arms radiating from its centre, and curling and twisting like a nest of anacondas, as if blindly to clutch at any hapless object within reach.
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (44% in)
  • Not to tell over again his furlongs from spiracle to tail, and the yards he measures about the waist; only think of the gigantic involutions of his intestines, where they lie in him like great cables and hawsers coiled away in the subterranean orlop-deck of a line-of-battle-ship.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (24% in)

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