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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHALING

You would think he was off on a whaling cruise—three years and a tail.

The father of these three children had been lost at sea on a whaling voyage.

Besides, they would exchange the whaling news, and have an agreeable chat.

Are you not the precious image of each and all of us men in this whaling world?

Why did the Dutch in De Witt's time have admirals of their whaling fleets?

How comes all this, if there be not something puissant in whaling?

The whale has no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler, you will say.

The whale no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler?

Grant it, since you cite it; but, say what you will, there is no real dignity in whaling.

Do you mean to say you have run across Jim Carver on board that whaling bark?

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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