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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHALE

The history of Jonah and the whale, I read at least twenty times.

Of what being Progressive was she had no more notion than a whale.

Will you kindly allow us to join your party when you go to see the whale to-morrow?

"Very like a whale, if not like a codfish," said Miss Wayland, laughing heartily.

At Zierikzee, in Zeeland, a whale has been stranded by a high tide and a gale of wind.

A whale swallowed this bait and then tried to escape as he felt the rope pulling him.

There was no alternative now but to cross the barrens to Whale River on foot.

They looked like shadows of their former selves when I saw them at Whale River.

The George is the second in size, and Whale River ranks third.

Afterwards a lot of the whale's flesh was boiled, and the boy was feasted on it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hwæl, from Proto-Germanic *khwalaz (cf. Old Saxon hwal, Old Norse hvalr, hvalfiskr, Swedish val, Middle Dutch wal, walvisc, Dutch walvis, Old High German wal, German Wal); probably cognate with Latin squalus "a kind of large sea fish." Phrase whale of a "excellent or large example" is c.1900, student slang.

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