We also rode in the Ferris wheel, and on the ice-railway, and had a sail in the Whale-back....
17 In May 1895 4 Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery (1823).
"Big Whale Oil" couldn't stop the move to kerosene.
When whale oil got scarce and went up in price, the market made cheap kerosene for lighting.
It'll smell like a whale died in here now, and I've only got three more Tahoes that survived the hurricane.
Whale for the London & North-Western Railway Company in 1904, and fig.
In colonial times the Atlantic right-whale was killed in some numbers off the coast.
The narwhal is an Arctic whale, frequenting the icy circumpolar seas, and rarely seen south of 65° N.
Yell (2483), separated from the north-east coast of Mainland by Yell Sound, is the second largest island of the group, having a length of 17 m., and an extreme width of 62 m., though towards the middle the voes of Mid Yell and Whale Firth almost divide it into two.
The whaling industry was formerly prolific off the west coast but decayed when the right whale nearly disappeared.
Its flesh is much relished, and for some unexplained reason is called by its vendors mountain-whale (yama-kujira).
The leaders, one of whom was Captain David P. de Vries, wished " to plant a colony for the cultivation of grain and tobacco as well as to carry on the whale fishery in that region."
Whalsay, "whale island" (975), measuring 5 m.
Tallow candles as a substitute for whale-oil had been introduced, and the British market was closed by a duty of £r8 a ton on oil; a bounty offered by the Massachusetts legislature (£5 on white and £ 3 on yellow or brown spermaceti, and £2 on whale-oil per ton) was of slight assistance.
The birds are more West African than the mammals, and include the grey parrot, all the genera of the splendidly-coloured turacoes, the unique " whale-headed stork," and the ostrich.
Apart from its scriptural usage, the word is applied to any gigantic marine animal such as the whale, and hence, figuratively, of very large ships, and also of persons of outstanding strength, power, wealth or influence.
Various sorts of whale are found, and the whaling industry reached the height of its importance about the middle of the 19th century.
For more than a century whale fishing was practically the sole industry of Martha's Vineyard.
Tower, A History of the American Whale Fishery (Philadelphia, 1907).
BELUGA (Delphinapterus leucas), also called the "white whale," a cetacean of the family Delphinidae, characterized by its rounded head and uniformly light colour.
It resembles the sperm-whale in possessing a large store of oil in the upper part of the head, which yields spermaceti when refined; on this account, and also for the sake of the blubber, which supplies an oil almost indistinguishable from sperm-oil, this whale became the object of a regular chase in the latter half of the 19th century.
Its range towards the pole seems to be only bounded by open water, and it is the constant attendant upon all who are employed in the whale and seal fisheries, showing the greatest boldness in approaching boats and ships, and feeding on the offal obtained from them.
The port was an early seat of the whale fisheries.
The position of the archipelago, at the " cross-roads " of the North Pacific, has made it commercially important since the days of the whale fishery, and it has a practical monopoly of coaling, watering and victualling.
It was also for a long period the chief seat of the Greenland trade, but the Arctic seal and whale fishery is now extinct.
Steamers were to be employed in such reaches as proved practicable, but the force was to be conveyed in special whale-boats, by which the difficulty of transport is reduced to very narrow limits.
The construction of whale-boats began on the 12th of Augu~t, and the first batch arrived at Wadi Halfa on the 14th of October, and on the 25th the first boat was hauled through the second cataract.
By the 25th of December 2220 men had reached Korti, of whom about 800 only had, been con.veyed by the whale-boats, the last of which did not arrive till the 27th of January.
Batteries, together with a large extension of the Wadi Haifa railway, eleven steamers, and three hundred more whale-boats, would be required.
Besides going to Aachen for the coronation, he made excursions down the Rhine from Cologne to Nijmwegen, and back overland by 's Hertogenbosch; to Brussels; to Bruges and Ghent; and to Zealand with the object of seeing a natural curiosity, a whale reported ashore.
The whale is often seen in the Gulf of Oman; porpoises and swordfishes are common.
The whale fishery also has greatly fallen off; there is no profit on the oil and the whales are sought for the baleen alone; they are much less numerous too than they once were, and have to be sought farther and farther north.
The seal and whale fisheries, once vigorously prosecuted, are extinct, but the fishing-fleets for the home waters and the Newfoundland grounds are considerable.
He investigated the trade prospects at Bear Island, and recommended his patrons to seek higher game in Newland; hence he may be called the father of the English whale-fisheries at Spitzbergen.
SPERM -Whale, or Cachalot (Physeter macrocephalus), the largest representative of the toothed whales, its length and bulk being about equal to, or somewhat exceeding those of the Arctic right-whale, from which, however, it is very different has on each side from twenty to twenty-five stout conical teeth,.
The sperm-whale is one of the most widely distributed of animals, being met with, usually in herds or "schools," in almost all tropical and subtropical seas, and occasionally visiting the northern seas, a number having been killed around the Shetlands a few years ago.
The substance called "ambergris," formerly used in medicine and now in perfumery, is a concretion formed in the intestine of this whale, and found floating on the surface of the sea.
Its genuineness is proved by the presence of the horny beaks of the cuttles on which the whale feeds.
Of Brooklyn, is a small unincorporated village, once famous for its whale-fisheries, and now best known for the presence here of the New York State Fish Hatchery, and of the Biological Laboratory of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and of the laboratory of the Department of Experimental Evolution of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
There are also extensive pearl fisheries in the Gulf, La Paz being the headquarters of the industry, and whale fisheries on the W.
Sometimes both whale and mineral oils are used, but in most cases the whale oil is omitted.
In the 17th century the mackerel and whale fisheries were the basis of economic life; the latter gave way later to the cod and other fisheries, but the fishing industry is now relatively unimportant.