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white water
used in Moby Dick

8 uses
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Definition
frothy water — especially from rapids (water flowing rapidly downhill)
  • Skin your eyes for him, men; look sharp for white water; if ye see but a bubble, sing out.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (74% in)
  • He is the most gamesome and light-hearted of all the whales, making more gay foam and white water generally than any other of them.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (55% in)
  • To a landsman, no whale, nor any sign of a herring, would have been visible at that moment; nothing but a troubled bit of greenish white water, and thin scattered puffs of vapour hovering over it, and suffusingly blowing off to leeward, like the confused scud from white rolling billows.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (72% in)
  • See! see that white water!
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (77% in)
  • The dancing white water made by the chase was now becoming more and more visible, owing to the increasing darkness of the dun cloud-shadows flung upon the sea.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (86% in)
  • There's white water again!
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (88% in)
  • But suddenly in the distance, they saw a great heap of tumultuous white water, and soon after news came from aloft that one or both the boats must be fast.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (5% in)
  • In the distance he saw the diminished dotted boat; and then a swift gleam of bubbling white water; and after that nothing more; whence it was concluded that the stricken whale must have indefinitely run away with his pursuers, as often happens.
    Chapters 127-129 — The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin—Ahab and Pip (40% in)

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