whalery

whalery

(ˈweɪlərɪ)
npl -ries
1. (Fishing) the whaling industry
2. (Zoology) a tank to keep a whale in
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'I have estates, ma'am,' said the old gentleman, flourishing his right hand negligently, as if he made very light of such matters, and speaking very fast; 'jewels, lighthouses, fish-ponds, a whalery of my own in the North Sea, and several oyster-beds of great profit in the Pacific Ocean.