porpoise oil

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Noun1.porpoise oil - a yellow fatty oil obtained from porpoises and used as a fine lubricant
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
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Greased up with porpoise oil, stung by jellyfish and prevented from landing in France for five hours because of strong currents, Webb touched dry land after 22 hours.
But on his second, when he was smeared in porpoise oil and backed by chase boats, he did it in 21 hours and 45 minutes.