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  • Two men were now told off as "blubber-room men," whose duty it became to go below, and squeezing themselves in as best they could between the greasy masses of fat, cut it up into "horse-pieces" about eighteen inches long and six inches square.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales

  • That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator's desk.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Meanwhile, the spade-man stands on the sheet itself, perpendicularly chopping it into the portable horse-pieces.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator’s desk.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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