Moby-Dick: Fore-castle


  1. the forward part of the vessel, under the deck, where the sailors live
  2. Defintion 2

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

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 8 > Sentence 1:

No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the fore-castle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 11 > Sentence 1:

Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the fore-castle deck.

Chapter 32 > Paragraph 41 > Sentence 4:

I shall enumerate them by their fore-castle appellations; for possibly such a list may be valuable to future investigators, who may complete what I have here but begun.

Chapter 34 > Paragraph 6 > Sentence 10:

I am an officer; but, how I wish I could fish a bit of old-fashioned beef in the fore-castle, as I used to when I was before the mast.

Concordance for the word fore-castle from Moby-Dick.

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