I was comforting myself, however, with the thought that in pious Bildad might be found some salvation, spite of his seven hundred and seventy-seventh lay; when I felt a sudden sharp poke in my rear, and turning round, was horrified at the apparition of Captain Peleg in the act of withdrawing his leg from my immediate vicinity.
Quinn could poke around with his experiments on his own time as he'd done all summer.
It was equally obvious that the group was uniform in their ability to poke fun at one another as well as an unsuspecting visitor.
P. decandra, the North American Poke Weed or Red Ink plant, grows 5 to io ft.
As this glad ship of good luck bore down upon the moody Pequod, the barbarian sound of enormous drums came from her forecastle; and drawing still nearer, a crowd of her men were seen standing round her huge try-pots, which, covered with the parchment-like POKE or stomach skin of the black fish, gave forth a loud roar to every stroke of the clenched hands of the crew.
He gave him a smile and a poke and Donnie's anxiety seemed to melt away.
He hated being off balanced and felt the need to poke at her, until he was able to figure out what made her tick.
In a ship I belonged to, a small cub Sperm Whale was once bodily hoisted to the deck for his poke or bag, to make sheaths for the barbs of the harpoons, and for the heads of the lances.