- "Why sing ye not out for him, if ye see him?" cried Ahab, when, after the lapse of some minutes since the first cry, no more had been heard.Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (40% in)
- But there are instances where, after the lapse of many hours or several days, the sunken whale again rises, more buoyant than in life.Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (96% in)
- And a well, or an ice-house, it somehow proved to him, poor pagan; where, strange to say, for all the heat of his sweatings, he caught a terrible chill which lapsed into a fever; and at last, after some days' suffering, laid him in his hammock, close to the very sill of the door of death.Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (37% in)
There are no more uses of "lapse" in Moby Dick.
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