whale oil


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whale oil

n.
A yellowish oil obtained from whale blubber, formerly used in making soap and candles and as a lubricating oil and a fuel for lamps.

whale oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) oil obtained either from the blubber of whales (train oil) or the head of the sperm whale (sperm oil)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whale oil - a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubberwhale oil - a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
Translations
زَيْت الحوت
hvalolie
hvallÿsi
balina yağı

whale oil

nolio di balena

whale

(weil) noun
a type of very large mammal that lives in the sea.
killer whale noun
a black and white whale.
ˈwhalebone noun, adjective
(of) a light bendable substance got from the upper jaw of certain whales.
whale oil
oil obtained from the fatty parts of a whale.
have a whale of a time
to enjoy oneself very much.
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Demand for whale oil, as industrial lubricants or as fuel for heating and lighting, had driven the growth of the whaling industry by a factor of fourteen since 1816.
Primary and secondary indexing covers mating, the Endangered Species Act, whale oil, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Just as the fax gave way to email and whale oil gave way to kerosene, so is coal giving way to cleaner forms of energy.
It was decided to bury the huge blue whale body in hope that its flesh and whale oil would decay and leave the bones for further examination, and eventual display.
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.
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.