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Moby-Dick: Spurs

Spurs

  1. a lateral ridge projecting from a mountain or mountain range
  2. Defintion 2

The word spurs appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 6 > Sentence 5:

Deep into distant woodlands winds a mazy way, reaching to overlapping spurs of mountains bathed in their hill-side blue.

Chapter 57 > Paragraph 11 > Sentence 1:

With a frigate's anchors for my bridle-bitts and fasces of harpoons for spurs, would I could mount that whale and leap the topmost skies, to see whether the fabled heavens with all their countless tents really lie encamped beyond my mortal sight!

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