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Bomb lance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bomb lance a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used in whale fishing.
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Usage

In literature:

He came up to Lance-corporal Newman, who was bombing with his sector to the right of the position.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
It was like bombarding a whale with bomb lances.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
Each carries, besides a deck gun, a "depth charge," half a dozen lance bombs and arms for each member of the crew.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Then came the dull explosion of the bomb-lance somewhere in the vitals of the whale.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
As you can't get a lance-bomb in a jewel-case, it was plainly 'baby' or nothing.
"Sea-Hounds" by Lewis R. Freeman
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In news:

This bomb lance fragment, patented in 1879, was removed from the neck of a bowhead whale captured at Barrow, Alaska, in May 2007.
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