Whaleman's Famous Quotes & Sayings

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4 Whaleman's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Whaleman's Sayings By Nathaniel Philbrick: The whaleman's rule of thumb was that, before diving, a whale blew once for each The whaleman's rule of thumb was that, before diving, a whale blew once for each minute it would spend underwater. Whalemen also knew that while underwater the whale continued at the same speed and in the same direction as it had been traveling before the dive. Thus, an experienced whaleman could calculate with remarkable precision where a submerged whale was likely to reappear. — Nathaniel Philbrick
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Whaleman's Sayings By Herman Melville: It sometimes ends in uncommon elevation, indeed; but only at the gallows. And besides, when It sometimes ends in uncommon elevation, indeed; but only at the gallows. And besides, when a man is elevated in that odd fashion, he has no proper foundation for his superior altitude. Hence, I conclude, that in boasting himself to be high lifted above a whaleman, in that assertion the pirate has no solid basis to stand on. — Herman Melville
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Whaleman's Sayings By Herman Melville: Perseus, St. George, Hercules, Jonah, and Vishnoo! there's a member-roll for you! What club but Perseus, St. George, Hercules, Jonah, and Vishnoo! there's a member-roll for you! What club but the whaleman's can head off like that? — Herman Melville
Whaleman's Sayings By Herman Melville: See with what entire freedom the whaleman takes his handful of lamps-often but old bottles See with what entire freedom the whaleman takes his handful of lamps-often but old bottles and vials, though ... He burns, too, the purest of oil ... It is sweet as early grass butter in April. He goes and hunts for his oil, so as to be sure of its freshness and genuineness, even as the traveler on the prairie hunts up his own supper of game. — Herman Melville