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rampart
used in Moby Dick

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an embankment or wall built for defensive purposes
  • Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (88% in)
  • In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (45% in)
  • This rampart is pierced by several sally-ports for the convenience of ships and whales; conspicuous among which are the straits of Sunda and Malacca.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (45% in)
  • Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such...
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (46% in)

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