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Sample sentences for the GRE study word fluke

fluke can be used as a noun

1.I seen a crocodile bite the fluke of an anchor same as I chew that quid. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
2.The boats were here hailed, to tow the whale on the larboard side, where fluke chains and other necessaries were already prepared for securing him. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Be at peace bloody flukes of doubters and sullen mopers. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4.In striking at a boat, he swiftly curves away his flukes from it, and the blow is only inflicted by the recoil. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5."I thought ye know'd it--didn't I tell ye, he was a peddlin' heads around town--but turn flukes again and go to sleep. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.At the crotch or junction, these flukes slightly overlap, then sideways recede from each other like wings, leaving a wide vacancy between. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.I say, that the motion of a Sperm Whale's flukes above water dispenses a perfume, as when a musk-scented lady rustles her dress in a warm parlor. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
8.Helm there Luff, luff a point So steady, man, steady There go flukes No, no only black water All ready the boats there Stand by, stand by Lower me, Mr. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9.Excepting the sublime BREACH--somewhere else to be described--this peaking of the whale's flukes is perhaps the grandest sight to be seen in all animated nature. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
10.Only in the heart of quickest perils only when within the eddyings of his angry flukes only on the profound unbounded sea, can the fully invested whale be truly and livingly found out. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
11.But flukes man, what makes thee want to go a whaling, eh--it looks a little suspicious, don't it, eh--Hast not been a pirate, hast thou--Didst not rob thy last Captain, didst thou--Dost not think of murdering the officers when thou gettest to sea. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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