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whale

see CETACEAN.
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A timely technological innovation in drilling allowed kerosene derived from petroleum and provided an opportunity for a more dense fossil fuel--petroleum--to supplant coal gas, whale oil, and turpentine.
Growing demand from Europe first for coal oil and then kerosene replaced demand for whale oil. New Bedford diversified to textiles and light industrial manufacturing thanks to its easier access to railroads, while Nantucket collapsed as its population moved ashore as whaling expeditions declined.
Cold-pressed whale oil was separated into two consecutive samples (CWO-1 and CWO-2) after repeated grinding and centrifugation of the whale blubber.
The preservation and legacy of the ship links us to a bygone era, connecting us to living American history, with insights into the Industrial Revolution, when whale oil illuminated the world, served as a lubricant for machines, and kept watches running smoothly.
The Body Shop was one of the first international beauty brands to use an alternative to sperm whale oil, pioneering the use of Jojoba oil as an alternative.
Responsible for the care of her five motherless siblings, she is also the cook and laundress for her father's crew and old enough to understand what the use of kerosene over whale oil might mean to the family finances.
Nonetheless, it did influence the overall economy of Newfoundland and Labrador through the production, export, and sale of whale oil, bone, guano, and animal feed, and provided much-needed seasonal and well-paying employment to help free many families from the crippling grip of a predominantly fisheries-based subsistence economy.
In The Heart Of The Sea is a gung-ho tale of men who lived and perished on the waves in search of the lucrative whale oil that brought light to 19th century America.
Setting out with a target of collecting 2,000 barrels of whale oil, both men's egos clash from the very beginning of the voyage and young Nickerson, played by Tom Holland, is a silent witness to the events that ensue.
Bliss and later served as the headquarters for the Whale Oil Company, sits at the heart of the neighborhood's new 22-acre Sunset Park Waterfront Park.
The Sharps Rifle Company recommended a half and half mixture of sperm whale oil with Japan wax.