toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

spectacle
used in Moby Dick

11 uses
  • And what with the standing spectacle of the black terrific Ahab, and the periodical tumultuous visitations of these three savages, Dough-Boy's whole life was one continual lip-quiver.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (20% in)
  • His broad-brim was placed beside him; his legs were stiffly crossed; his drab vesture was buttoned up to his chin; and spectacles on nose, he seemed absorbed in reading from a ponderous volume.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (35% in)
  • "First Congregational Church," cried Bildad, "what! that worships in Deacon Deuteronomy Coleman's meeting-house?" and so saying, taking out his spectacles, he rubbed them with his great yellow bandana handkerchief, and putting them on very carefully, came out of the wigwam, and leaning stiffly over the bulwarks, took a good long look at Queequeg.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (87% in)
  • That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man.
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (39% in)
  • At any rate, it is pleasant to read about whales through their own spectacles, as you may say.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (43% in)
  • Almost renouncing all thought of falling in with any game hereabouts, the ship had well nigh entered the straits, when the customary cheering cry was heard from aloft, and ere long a spectacle of singular magnificence saluted us.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (55% in)
  • Meanwhile, as we thus lay entranced, the occasional sudden frantic spectacles in the distance evinced the activity of the other boats, still engaged in drugging the whales on the frontier of the host; or possibly carrying on the war within the first circle, where abundance of room and some convenient retreats were afforded them.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (90% in)
  • But agonizing as was the wound of this whale, and an appalling spectacle enough, any way; yet the peculiar horror with which he seemed to inspire the rest of the herd, was owing to a cause which at first the intervening distance obscured from us.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (93% in)
  • For they are only being driven from promontory to cape; and if one coast is no longer enlivened with their jets, then, be sure, some other and remoter strand has been very recently startled by the unfamiliar spectacle.
    Chapters 103-105 — Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (87% in)
  • For that strange spectacle observable in all sperm whales dying—the turning sunwards of the head, and so expiring—that strange spectacle, beheld of such a placid evening, somehow to Ahab conveyed a wondrousness unknown before.
    Chapters 115-117 — The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (58% in)
  • For that strange spectacle observable in all sperm whales dying—the turning sunwards of the head, and so expiring—that strange spectacle, beheld of such a placid evening, somehow to Ahab conveyed a wondrousness unknown before.
    Chapters 115-117 — The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (59% in)

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

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®