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whal·ing

 (wā′lĭng, hwāl′-)
n.
The business or practice of hunting, killing, and processing whales.
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whaling

(ˈweɪlɪŋ)
n
(Fishing) the work or industry of hunting and processing whales for food, oil, etc
adv
informal (intensifier): a whaling good time.
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whal•ing

(ˈʰweɪ lɪŋ, ˈweɪ-)

n.
the work or industry of capturing and rendering whales; whale fishing.
[1680–90]
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Translations

whaling

[ˈweɪlɪŋ]
A. Npesca f de ballenas
to go whalingir a pescar ballenas
B. CPD whaling ship Nballenero m
whaling station Nestación f ballenera
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whaling

hweɪlɪŋ] npêche f à la baleine
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whaling

nWal(fisch)fang m; to go whalingauf Walfang gehen; whaling shipWalfänger m, → Walfangschiff nt; whaling stationWalfangstation f
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whaling

[ˈweɪlɪŋ] ncaccia alla balena
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References in classic literature ?
I thought he would be a good person to learn interesting things from, so I asked him if he would mind telling me something about the whale fishing in the old days.
And because Russia is one of the countries that has long made use of the loophole in the 1982 international whaling ban that allows whale fishing for scientific and educational purposes, that includes setting the total allowable catch (TAC) for free-ranging orcas.
A STRING of stars including Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry have called for Japan to stop whale fishing.