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  • v. Present participle of pitchpole.

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Examples

  • It receives its designation (pitchpoling) from its being likened to that preliminary up-and-down poise of the whale-lance, in the exercise called pitchpoling previously described.

    Great Sea Stories

  • It receives its designation (pitchpoling) from its being likened to that preliminary up-and-down poise of the whale-lance, in the exercise called pitchpoling, previously described.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • (pitchpoling) from its being likened to that preliminary up-and-down poise of the whale-lance, in the exercise called pitchpoling, previously described.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Look now at Stubb; a man who from his humorous, deliberate coolness and equanimity in the direst emergencies, was specially qualified to excel in pitchpoling.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • As a general thing, therefore, you must first get to a whale, before any pitchpoling comes into play.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • And perhaps the most exciting finish to any international race was the one in which the Yankee, who came up second, got 'first iron' by 'pitchpoling' clear over the intervening

    All Afloat A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways

  • Now it turned out that Miss Corny had been standing at her own window, grimly eyeing the ill-doings of the street, from the fine house-maid opposite, who was enjoying a flirting interview with the baker, to the ragged urchins pitchpoling in the gutter and the dust, and there she caught sight of the string, justices and others, who came flowing out of the office of Mr. Carlyle.

    East Lynne, or, The Earl's Daughter

  • As a general thing, therefore, you must first get fast to a whale, before any pitchpoling comes into play.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

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