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  • noun Plural form of Nantucketer.

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  • Be it distinctly recorded here, that the Nantucketers were the first among mankind to harpoon with civilized steel the great Sperm Whale; and that for half a century they were the only people of the whole globe who so harpooned him.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Be it distinctly recorded here, that the Nantucketers were the first among mankind to harpoon with civilized steel the great Sperm

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • Be it distinctly recorded here, that the Nantucketers were the first among mankind to harpoon with civilized steel the great Sperm Whale; and that for half a century they were the only people of the whole globe who so harpooned him.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • Be it distinctly recorded here, that the Nantucketers were the first among mankind to harpoon with civilized steel the great Sperm Whale; and that for half a century they were the only people of the whole globe who so harpooned him.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Just last Fourth-of-July weekend a pod of pilot whales beached on the north shore of the island, and Nantucketers worked ceaselessly for an entire day in a vain attempt to save the very same whales their forefathers would have instinctively massacred.

    An Interview with Nathaniel Philbrick

  • On one hand, Nantucketers are proud of the island's whaling history; on the other, they care deeply about the marine life they see in the waters surrounding the island.

    An Interview with Nathaniel Philbrick

  • Although the hotel has changed a great deal since its inception, Nantucketers themselves are still as hard-nosed as ever.

    The Elephant On The Island

  • Here be it known, that though these wild fishermen do not, as a general thing, and according to the great military maxim, make the enemy defray the current expenses of the war (at least before realizing the proceeds of the voyage), yet now and then you find some of these Nantucketers who have a genuine relish for that particular part of the Sperm Whale designated by Stubb; comprising the tapering extremity of the body.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • And thus have these naked Nantucketers, these sea hermits, issuing from their ant-hill in the sea, overrun and conquered the watery world like so many Alexanders; parcelling out among them the

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Now some Nantucketers rather distrust this historical story of Jonah and the whale.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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