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black whale

n
(Animals) another name for pilot whale
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.black whale - small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United Statesblack whale - small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
2.black whale - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oilblack whale - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
genus Physeter, Physeter - type genus of the Physeteridae
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With Purrington, he accurately portrayed action-packed whaling scenes that he'd witnessed himself or heard about from returning mariners: lancing a black whale, "cutting in" to remove whalebone and blubber, and boiling strips of blubber at night to produce oil.
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