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lapse
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
  • "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)

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