Moby-Dick: Mole


  1. a massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater, or junction between places separated by water

The word mole 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 45 > Paragraph 3 > Sentence 6:

In the three-year instance, it so fell out that I was in the boat both times, first and last, and the last time distinctly recognized a peculiar sort of huge mole under the whale's eye, which I had observed there three years previous.

Chapter 87 > Paragraph 1 > Sentence 2:

In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.

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