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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLUBBER

To grapple with this rigour one should have fed all one's life on blubber.

Them chaps, whoever they are, have been killing seals and boiling the blubber.

The skins were needed for boots, the flesh for dog food, and the blubber for oil.

So he winked, too, at his mother, and tried to blubber a "thank you."

Then he begins to blubber, and leak brine, and take on like a woman with a sick headache.

If we can secure the blubber we shall be no longer in want of fuel.

A word or two more concerning this matter of the skin or blubber of the whale.

Thousands of casks of oil can be obtained from its blubber, and with this ye can trade.

To strip the fat off a flayed seal, or the blubber from a whale.

The carcass of a whale after being flinched or the blubber stripped off.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., blober "a bubble, bubbling water; foaming waves," probably echoic of bubbling water. Original notion of "bubbling, foaming" survives in the figurative verbal meaning "to weep, cry" (c.1400). Meaning "whale fat" first attested 1660s; earlier it was used in reference to jellyfish (c.1600) and of whale oil (mid-15c.). As an adjective from 1660s.

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