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Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick is the enormous white whale who torments Captain Ahab in the Herman Melville novel Moby-Dick (1851). Ahab is obsessed with finding and killing Moby-Dick, having lost a leg in a previous enco…

Moby

Moby(Richard Melville Hall)singer, songwriterBorn: 9/11/1965Birthplace: New York City Moby is widely praised for bringing techno music to mainstream American and British audiences. Raised in D…

Whale

Not a fish, but a cetaceous mammal. A group of whales is called a school. The fat is called blubber. The female is called a cow. …

Moby

Name at birth: Richard Melville HallThe innovative club musician Moby played punk rock and speed metal before he gained fame in the rave scene with the 1991 dance single "Go." Throughout the 1990s Mo…

Moby

18V2 Singer, songwriter, producer, DJ, and electronic wiz kid, Moby had been kicking around the New York underground scene for years, scoring some success, most notably with the critically acc…

Jonah and the Whale

Mr. Colbert, Professor of Astronomy in Chicago, in a chapter on “Star Grouping,” tells us that the whale referred to is the star-group “Cetus,” and that Jonah is the…

Starbuck

Starbuck is a character in the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by author Herman Melville. Strong and steady, Starbuck serves as first mate on the whaling ship Pequod under the command of the mad Captain Ahab. …

Dick

That happened in the reign of Queen Dick—i.e. never; there never was a Queen Richard. Dick's Hatband (Richard Cromwell, 1626-1712.) (1) Dick's hatband, which was made of sand. His …

Dick

Director:Andrew FlemingWriters:Andrew Fleming and Sheryl LonginColumbia Pictures; 90 minutes; PG-13Release:8/99Cast:Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Jim Breuer Maybe it's Monica's fault. Afte…

Herman Melville

Herman Melville was the celebrated author of several big 19th-century novels about the sea. Moby-Dick (1851), the story of the fanatical Captain Ahab and his hunt for the great white whale of the tit…