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whalebone whale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whalebone whale whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
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Usage

In literature:

Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whale-bone.
"Love of Life and Other Stories" by Jack London
The Whalebone Whales lead a peaceful, happy life, though not without dangers.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
We got the oil and the whalebone out of the whales which we had caught.
"Jack Mason, The Old Sailor" by Theodore Thinker
The genus of the Whalebone Whales.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Out of these ten whales, six were cut up for their blubber and whalebone.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
The brain of the small whalebone whale, examined by Mr. Hunter (the specimen was only 17 feet long), weighed about 4 lb.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, No. 577" by Various
In order to get some idea of what this whalebone is like as it hangs in the whale's mouth, we must try to picture what the whale itself is like.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Cetacea might with some propriety be divided into whales with whalebone, and whales with teeth.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
But in this instance the apparatus provided is said to act more like the whalebone sieve possessed by the whale.
"Mamma's Stories about Birds" by Anonymous (AKA the author of "Chickseed without Chickweed")
Before a whale can be flensed, as the operation of taking off the fat and whalebone is called, some preliminary measures are requisite.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
In the whalebone whales they form two longitudinal slits, placed side by side.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Few whaling ships now arrive with profitable cargoes of oil or whalebone.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The whales of to-day are divided into the toothed whales and the whalebone whales.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The Whalebone Whale reaches a length of over 70 feet, but is timid and inoffensive.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
The most notable animals are the white-bear, the musk-ox, the reindeer, and the whalebone whale.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
A large whale sometimes contains a ton and a half of whalebone.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
The whalebone is short, broad and coarse; but the yield of oil from a single whale has been as much as 75 barrels.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8" by Various
The bark strips were sewed together with whalebone taken from whales stranded on the beach.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
In the Toothed Whales it is shorter and rounder; in the Whalebone Whales longer and narrower.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Whales are hunted for their whalebone and the oil yielded by their fat or blubber.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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