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serpent
used in Moby Dick

8 uses
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Definition
a snake
  • It spiralizes in ye; forks out at the serpent-snapping eye.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (92% in)
  • In that day, the Lord with his sore, and great, and strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
    Extracts (11% in)
  • In that day, the Lord with his sore, and great, and strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
    Extracts (11% in)
  • ...between the flinging of the two harpoons; and I think it may have been something more than that; the man who darted them happening, in the interval, to go in a trading ship on a voyage to Africa, went ashore there, joined a discovery party, and penetrated far into the interior, where he travelled for a period of nearly two years, often endangered by serpents, savages, tigers, poisonous miasmas, with all the other common perils incident to wandering in the heart of unknown regions.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (45% in)
  • Meanwhile the boat was still booming through the mist, the waves curling and hissing around us like the erected crests of enraged serpents.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (90% in)
  • Into this twilight apartment sundry nimble hands keep coiling away the long blanket-piece as if it were a great live mass of plaited serpents.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (29% in)
  • Still, in that famous work of his, Lavater not only treats of the various faces of men, but also attentively studies the faces of horses, birds, serpents, and fish; and dwells in detail upon the modifications of expression discernible therein.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (2% in)
  • As the silent harpoon burned there like a serpent's tongue, Starbuck grasped Ahab by the arm—"God, God is against thee, old man; forbear!
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (88% in)

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

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