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muster
used in Moby Dick

7 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
muster strength or the crew
Definition
to gather
The exact meaning of this sense of muster is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "mustered her courage/strength/a smile" — to gather from within
  • "muster the soldiers/crew" — to gather — typically for inspection
  • "muster volunteers/votes" — to gather enough to do something
  • Upon mustering the company, the Parsee was not there.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (54% in)
  • I have mustered ye all round this capstan; and ye mates, flank me with your lances; and ye harpooneers, stand there with your irons; and ye, stout mariners, ring me in, that I may in some sort revive a noble custom of my fisherman fathers before me.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (93% in)
  • They generally are of two sorts; those composed almost entirely of females, and those mustering none but young vigorous males, or bulls, as they are familiarly designated.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (3% in)
  • Now, mustering the spare poles from below, and selecting one of hickory, with the bark still investing it, Ahab fitted the end to the socket of the iron.
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (69% in)

There are no more uses of "muster" flagged with this meaning in Moby Dick.

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exact meaning not specified
  • "Up helm, then; pile on the sail again, ship keepers! down the rest of the spare boats and rig them—Mr. Starbuck away, and muster the boat's crews."
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (53% in)
  • Muster 'em aft here—blast 'em!"
    Chapters 22-24 — Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (3% in)
  • Muster the men.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (54% in)

There are no more uses of "muster" in Moby Dick.

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