whaling


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whal·ing

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

whaling

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

whal•ing

(ˈʰweɪ lɪŋ, ˈweɪ-)

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

whaling

hweɪlɪŋ] npêche f à la baleine

whaling

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

whaling

[ˈweɪlɪŋ] ncaccia alla balena
References in classic literature ?
As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked in this business of whaling; and as this business of whaling has somehow come to be regarded among landsmen as a rather unpoetical and disreputable pursuit; therefore, I am all anxiety to convince ye, ye landsmen, of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales.
Norway--the only nation in the world that has a commercial whale hunt killed 647 minkes, the largest catch since it resumed whaling a decade ago.
The Fisheries Agency said Tuesday it will continue research whaling next year on three species, including Bryde's and sperm whales that are protected under U.
While remaining opposed to commercial whaling, we are committed to ensuring that the new management scheme for whaling developed by the IWC is as strong as possible.
A new study floats a surprising explanation: These creatures became choice entrees for killer whales after industrial whaling wiped out the great whales that killer whales had been eating.
But in case you thought conservationists have permanently saved the whales from the harpoon gun, you need only take an early morning walk through the acres of stalls inside Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market (the world's largest) to the sales booth of the Kyodo Senpaku Whaling Company.
A five-vessel Japanese research whaling fleet will return home on Thursday with a catch of 88 whales from its Aug.
All of the information is logged into records that are updated daily by Schulman-Janiger, who forwards the information to the National Marine Fisheries Services and the International Whaling Commission.
As the International Whaling Commission prepares to convene in London on Monday for its annual meeting, two measures condemning commercial whale hunting are before the U.
Hunting and consumption of marine mammals continues in Japan despite an international moratorium on commercial whaling.
Despite the international moratorium on commercial whaling that took effect in Japan in 1988, Japan's coastal whaling tradition has not been extinguished, as a result of various measures by the government, industry and local communities.
Over the next few years, she must figure out how to find food, migrate and outwit her predators - killer whales and whaling boats.