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whale

see CETACEAN.

whale

large mammal, member of the order Cetacea, well adapted to aquatic life.

false killer whale
Pseudorca crassidens; much smaller than the killer whale and lacking its fiercely predatory behavior.
killer whale
the greatest predator of the whales eating all kinds of fish life including other whales. Called also grampus, Orcinus orca.
whale lice
whale stranding
see pinniped stranding.
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With a whale oil lamp lit She/I watch Aapaga/grandfather
Jojoba oil's composition of extremely long (C36-C46) straight-chain wax ester makes it and its derivatives more similar to human sebum and whale oil than to traditional vegetable oils.
The action takes place in the Pandyssian continent, a steampunk world that's powered by whale oil and styled to resemble a moving painting by Viktor Antonov, designer of Half-Life 2's iconic City 17 setting.
PETROL AS ALTERNATE OF WHALE OIL: In the beginning of 19th century, whale oil was used for lubricants and in lamps as fuel.
The advent of gas lighting meant there was no demand for whale oil and the last whaling ship left the port in 1869 - never to return.
In their letter to Comrade Stalin, the crew of the fleet committed themselves to exceeding the target plan for whale oil by 30 thousand poods (14).
His research paper "On the Quantitative and Qualitative Determination of Forces" led to a better understanding of the energetics of the burning of oil, including whale oil.
It is now hard to imagine a world without petroleum and all its products, but commercially, crude oil is less than 150 years old--the Industrial Revolution was lubricated largely by whale oil.
Hence, there is information regarding the economic costs of lighting by candle light, the cost ratio of lighting by whale oil as the supply of whales was reduced almost to the point of extinction and the social implications involved as the apprehensive term "night" was replaced by a new word, "nightlife.
In the United States, the discovery and harvesting of oil at the end of the 19th century began as people searched for a replacement for whale oil to light lamps--for all the evening activities of the leisure class from reading literature to dinner parties.