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subside
used in Moby Dick

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  • When I reached it, it had subsided to a creamy pool.
    Epilogue (43% in)
  • Ahab's full lunacy subsided not, but deepeningly contracted; like the unabated Hudson, when that noble Northman flows narrowly, but unfathomably through the Highland gorge.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (50% in)
  • You must know that in a settled and civilized ocean like our Atlantic, for example, some skippers think little of pumping their whole way across it; though of a still, sleepy night, should the officer of the deck happen to forget his duty in that respect, the probability would be that he and his shipmates would never again remember it, on account of all hands gently subsiding to the bottom.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (36% in)
  • Yea, foolish mortals, Noah's flood is not yet subsided; two thirds of the fair world it yet covers.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (20% in)
  • Thus glistening for a moment, as slowly it subsided, and sank.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (35% in)
  • Next morning the not-yet-subsided sea rolled in long slow billows of mighty bulk, and striving in the Pequod's gurgling track, pushed her on like giants' palms outspread.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (0% in)
  • But as the last whelmings intermixingly poured themselves over the sunken head of the Indian at the mainmast, leaving a few inches of the erect spar yet visible, together with long streaming yards of the flag, which calmly undulated, with ironical coincidings, over the destroying billows they almost touched;—at that instant, a red arm and a hammer hovered backwardly uplifted in the open air, in the act of nailing the flag faster and yet faster to the subsiding spar.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (99% in)

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