The lower subdivided part, called the junk, is one immense honeycomb of oil, formed by the crossing and recrossing, into ten thousand infiltrated cells, of tough elastic white fibres throughout its whole extent. Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state. It will have been seen that the Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale embraces the entire length of the entire top of the head; and since—as has been elsewhere set forth—the head embraces one third of the whole length of the creature, then setting that length down at eighty feet for a good sized whale, you have more than twenty-six feet for the depth of the tun, when it is lengthwise hoisted up and down against a ship’s side. It will have been seen that the Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale embraces the entire length of the entire top of the head; and since—as has been elsewhere set forth—the head embraces one third of the whole length of the creature, then setting that length down at eighty feet for a good sized whale, you have more than twenty-six feet for the depth of the tun, when it is lengthwise hoisted up and down against a ship\'s side. Chapter 109 - Ahab And Starbuck In The Cabin. At the middle of the forehead horizontally subdivide this upper quoin, and then you have two almost equal parts, which before were naturally divided by an internal wall of a thick tendinous substance. Chapter 128 - The Pequod Meets The Rachel. substance.

Though in life it remains perfectly fluid, yet, upon exposure to the air, after death, it soon begins to concrete; sending forth beautiful crystalline shoots, as when the first thin delicate ice is just forming in water. This document was downloaded from Lit2Go, a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format published by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. responsiveVoice.speak("Now comes the Baling of the Case. LitCharts Teacher Editions. A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides. The upper part, known as the Case, may be regarded as the great Heidelburgh Tun of the sperm whale. Thunder And Lightning. At the middle of the forehead horizontally subdivide this upper quoin, and then you have two almost equal parts, which before were naturally divided by an internal wall of a thick tendinous substance. Now comes the Baling of the Case. Thus much being said, attend now, I pray you, to that marvellous and—in this particular instance—almost fatal operation whereby the sperm whale’s great Heidelburgh Tun is tapped. And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale\'s vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun. Chapter 121 - Midnight.--The Forecastle Bulwarks.

Chapter 82 - The Honour And Glory Of Whaling. For more information, including classroom activities, readability data, and original sources, please visit https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/42/moby-dick/758/chapter-77-the-great-heidelburgh-tun/. Though in life it remains perfectly fluid, yet, upon exposure to the air, after death, it soon begins to concrete; sending forth beautiful crystalline shoots, as when the first thin delicate ice is just forming in water. It is this decapitated end of the head, also, which is at last elevated out of the water, and retained in that position by the enormous cutting tackles, whose hempen combinations, on one side, make quite a wilderness of ropes in that quarter. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our. subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest x STAY UP TO DATE!.

Sorry for that.) I know not with what fine and costly material the Heidelburgh Tun was coated within, but in superlative richness that coating could not possibly have compared with the silken pearl-coloured membrane, like the lining of a fine pelisse, forming the inner surface of the Sperm Whale's case.

Regarding the Sperm Whale’s head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane, sideways divide it into two quoins,* whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale. Nor is this precious substance found unalloyed in any other part of the creature. But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon. Though in life it remains perfectly fluid, yet, upon exposure to the air, after death, it soon begins to concrete; sending forth beautiful crystalline shoots, as when the first thin delicate ice is just forming in water.

Regarding the Sperm Whale\'s head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane, sideways divide it into two quoins,* whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale.

And the second is by collecting the whale’s excess oil, located in a large “hold” in the whale’s skull. See our. }else{ Thus much being said, attend now, I pray you, to that marvellous and--in this particular instance--almost fatal operation whereby the Sperm Whale's great Heidelburgh Tun is tapped. Thus much being said, attend now, I pray you, to that marvellous and- in this particular instance- almost This case is in the upper part of the head, and nearly runs for a third of the whale’s body. responsiveVoice.cancel();

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But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon. if(responsiveVoice.isPlaying()){ The lower subdivided part, called the junk, is one immense honeycomb of oil, formed by the crossing and recrossing, into ten thousand infiltrated cells, of tough elastic white fibres throughout its whole extent. Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, Nor is this precious substance found unalloyed in any other part of the creature. Quoin is not a Euclidean term. But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon. As in decapitating the whale, the operator\'s instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents. It belongs to the pure nautical mathematics. Regarding the Sperm Whale's head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane, sideways divide it into two quoins,* whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale. Chapter 120 - The Deck Towards The End Of The First Night Watch. I know not with what fine and costly material the Heidelburgh Tun was coated within, but in superlative richness that coating could not possibly have compared with the silken pearl-coloured membrane, like the lining of a fine pelisse, forming the inner surface of the sperm whale’s case.

It is this decapitated end of the head, also, which is at last elevated out of the water, and retained in that position by the enormous cutting tackles, whose hempen combinations, on one side, make quite a wilderness of ropes in that quarter. listenButton1.onclick = function(){ *Quoin is not a Euclidean term. Lit2Go Edition.

Sperm oil is, of course, the ultimate goal of any whaling voyage. And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale’s vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun. It will have been seen that the Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale embraces the entire length of the entire top of the head; and since- as has been elsewhere set forth- the head embraces one third of the whole length of the creature, then setting that length down at eighty feet for a good sized whale, you have more than twenty-six feet for the depth of the tun, when it is lengthwise hoisted up and down against a ship’s side. if(responsiveVoice.isPlaying()){

*Quoin is not a Euclidean term. A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides. Though in life it remains perfectly fluid, yet, upon exposure The upper part, known as the Case, may be regarded as the great Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale. } The upper part, known as the Case, may be regarded as the great Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale. Though in life it remains perfectly fluid, yet, upon exposure to the air, after death, it soon begins to concrete; sending forth beautiful crystalline shoots, as when the first thin delicate ice is just forming in water. At the middle of the forehead horizontally subdivide this upper quoin, and then you have two almost equal parts, which before were naturally divided by an internal wall of a thick tendinous substance. Now comes the Baling of the Case.

And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale’s vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun. Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state. Nor is this precious substance found unalloyed in any other part of the creature. The lower subdivided part, called the junk, is one immense honeycomb of oil, formed by the crossing and recrossing, into ten thousand infiltrated cells, of tough elastic white fibres throughout its whole extent. And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun. “Would not have made it through AP Literature without the printable PDFs. The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of. It will have been seen that the Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale embraces the entire length of the entire top of the head; and since—as has been elsewhere set forth—the head embraces one third of the whole length of the creature, then setting that length down at eighty feet for a good sized whale, you have more than twenty-six feet for the depth of the tun, when it is lengthwise hoisted up and down against a ship\'s side. Now comes the Baling of the Case. Chapter 78 - … Top of Page | Next Chapter", "US English Female"); Now comes the Baling of the Case. The next stage in butchering the whale is the Baling of the Case. My students love how organized the handouts are and enjoy tracking the themes as a class.”, LitCharts uses cookies to personalize our services.

It is this decapitated end of the head, also, which is at last elevated out of the water, and retained in that position by the enormous cutting tackles, whose hempen combinations, on one side, make quite a wilderness of ropes in that quarter.

to the air, after death, it soon begins to concrete; sending forth beautiful crystalline shoots, as when the Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so I know not with what fine and costly material the Heidelburgh Tun was coated within, but in superlative richness that coating could not possibly have compared with the silken pearl-colored membrane, like the lining of a fine pelisse, forming the inner surface of the Sperm Whale’s case. I know not that it has been defined before. }else{

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