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artificial
used in Moby Dick

6 uses
  • There are generally forty-two teeth in all; in old whales, much worn down, but undecayed; nor filled after our artificial fashion.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (75% in)
  • By art is created that great Leviathan, called a Commonwealth or State—(in Latin, Civitas) which is but an artificial man.
    Extracts (27% in)
  • But all these are permanently lodged in their fleshy covering, as the human fingers in an artificial covering.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (42% in)
  • By very heedful management, when the ship drew nigh, the whale was transferred to her side, and was strongly secured there by the stiffest fluke-chains, for it was plain that unless artificially upheld, the body would at once sink to the bottom.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (85% in)
  • Turn not thy back to the compass; accept the first hint of the hitching tiller; believe not the artificial fire, when its redness makes all things look ghastly.
    Chapters 94-96 — A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (90% in)
  • Now, when with royal Tranquo I visited this wondrous whale, and saw the skull an altar, and the artificial smoke ascending from where the real jet had issued, I marvelled that the king should regard a chapel as an object of vertu.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (90% in)

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