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mane
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
long coarse hair such as that which grows around a lion's head or on the back of a horse's neck
  • The flashing cascade of his mane, the curving comet of his tail, invested him with housings more resplendent than gold and silver-beaters could have furnished him.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (76% in)
  • Comparing the humped herds of whales with the humped herds of buffalo, which, not forty years ago, overspread by tens of thousands the prairies of Illinois and Missouri, and shook their iron manes and scowled with their thunder-clotted brows upon the sites of populous river-capitals, where now the polite broker sells you land at a dollar an inch; in such a comparison an irresistible argument would seem furnished, to show that the hunted whale cannot now escape speedy extinction.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (77% in)
  • In those moments, the torn, enraged waves he shakes off, seem his mane; in some cases, this breaching is his act of defiance.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (42% in)

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