Moby-Dick: Schooners


  1. a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts
  2. Defintion 2

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

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 7 > Sentence 6:

It is quite as much as I can do to take care of myself, without taking care of ships, barques, brigs, Schooners, and what not.

Chapter 13 > Paragraph 2 > Sentence 1:

We borrowed a wheelbarrow, and embarking our things, including my own poor carpet-bag, and Queequeg's canvas sack and hammock, away we went down to "the Moss," the little Nantucket packet Schooner moored at the wharf.

Chapter 13 > Paragraph 4 > Sentence 8:

At last, passage paid, and luggage safe, we stood on board the Schooner.

Chapter 13 > Paragraph 13 > Sentence 7:

The Schooner was run into the wind, and while the hands were clearing away the stern boat, Queequeg, stripped to the waist, darted from the side with a long living arc of a leap.

Chapter 17 > Paragraph 21 > Sentence 2:

After sitting a long time listening to the long stories of some sailors who had just come from a plum-pudding voyage, as they called it (that is, a short whaling-voyage in a Schooner or brig, confined to the north of the line, in the Atlantic Ocean only); after listening to these plum-puddingers till nearly eleven o'clock, I went up stairs to go to bed, feeling quite sure by this time Queequeg must certainly have brought his Ramadan to a termination.

Chapter 54 > Paragraph 94 > Sentence 2:

Chartering a small native Schooner, he returned with them to his vessel; and finding all right there, again resumed his cruisings.

Concordance for the word Schooners from Moby-Dick.

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