Sentence Examples


  • "Whew!" he whistled at last--"the squall's gone off to leeward, I think.
  • Let me only say that it fared with him as with the storm-tossed ship, that miserably drives along the leeward land.
  • Tashtego reporting that the whales had gone down heading to leeward, we confidently looked to see them again directly in advance of our bows.
  • 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.
  • The sudden exclamations of the crew must have alarmed the whale; and ere the boats were down, majestically turning, he swam away to the leeward, but with such a steady tranquillity, and making so few ripples as he swam, that thinking after all he might not as yet be alarmed, Ahab gave orders that not an oar should be used, and no man must speak but in whispers.

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