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tendon
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle to bone
  • It is sometimes the custom when fast to a whale more than commonly powerful and alert, to seek to hamstring him, as it were, by sundering or maiming his gigantic tail-tendon.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (92% in)
  • All round, her unpanelled, open bulwarks were garnished like one continuous jaw, with the long sharp teeth of the sperm whale, inserted there for pins, to fasten her old hempen thews and tendons to.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (9% in)
  • Take away the tied tendons that all over seem bursting from the marble in the carved Hercules, and its charm would be gone.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (28% in)
  • It is tough with congealed tendons—a wad of muscle—but still contains some oil.
    Chapters 94-96 — A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (18% in)
  • The wide tiers of welded tendons overspreading his broad white forehead, beneath the transparent skin, looked knitted together; as head on, he came churning his tail among the boats; and once more flailed them apart; spilling out the irons and lances from the two mates' boats, and dashing in one side of the upper part of their bows, but leaving Ahab's almost without a scar.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (79% in)

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