Moby-Dick: Battery


  1. an impressive grouping of things (people in this case)
  2. Defintion 2

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

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 2 > Sentence 3:

Its extreme downtown is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land.

Chapter 3 > Paragraph 10 > Sentence 1:

I sat down on an old wooden settle, carved all over like a bench on the battery.

Chapter 24 > Paragraph 3 > Sentence 6:

And if the idea of peril so much enhances the popular conceit of the soldier's profession; let me assure ye that many a veteran who has freely marched up to a battery, would quickly recoil at the apparition of the sperm whale's vast tail, fanning into eddies the air over his head.

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