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respective
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
relating separately to the people or things just mentioned
  • It is customary to have two harpoons reposing in the crotch, respectively called the first and second irons.
    Chapters 61-63 — Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (88% in)
  • I was already aware that in the whaling business they paid no wages; but all hands, including the captain, received certain shares of the profits called lays, and that these lays were proportioned to the degree of importance pertaining to the respective duties of the ship's company.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (38% in)
  • What I mean by these two statements may perhaps be respectively elucidated by the following examples.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (89% in)
  • I say I, myself, have known three instances similar to this; that is in two of them I saw the whales struck; and, upon the second attack, saw the two irons with the respective marks cut in them, afterwards taken from the dead fish.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (47% in)
  • Respectively, they represent attacks on the Sperm and Right Whale.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (53% in)
  • Here be it said, that like the vessels of military marines, the ships of the American Whale Fleet have each a private signal; all which signals being collected in a book with the names of the respective vessels attached, every captain is provided with it.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (21% in)
  • The chance comparison in this chapter, between the whale and the elephant, so far as some aspects of the tail of the one and the trunk of the other are concerned, should not tend to place those two opposite organs on an equality, much less the creatures to which they respectively belong.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (40% in)
  • ...rolled high up on their eely legs, had wearily hauled their fat fish high and dry, promising themselves a good L150 from the precious oil and bone; and in fantasy sipping rare tea with their wives, and good ale with their cronies, upon the strength of their respective shares; up steps a very learned and most Christian and charitable gentleman, with a copy of Blackstone under his arm; and laying it upon the whale's head, he says—"Hands off! this fish, my masters, is a Fast-Fish.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (82% in)

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