Whale-oil Sentence Examples
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.
Sometimes both whale and mineral oils are used, but in most cases the whale oil is omitted.
The most important whale-oil is sperm or spermaceti oil, yielded by the sperm-whales.
Whale-oil varies in colour from a bright honey yellow to a dark brown, according to the condition of the blubber from which it has been extracted.
When separated and pressed, this deposit is known as whale tallow, and the oil from which it is removed is distinguished as pressed whale-oil; this, owing to its limpidity, is sometimes passed as sperm-oil.Advertisement
Whale-oil is principally used in oiling wools for combing, in batching flax and other vegetable fibres, in currying and chamois leather-making, and as a lubricant for machinery.
Rubber, coffee, wax, sugar and palm-kernels, dried fish and whale oil are the chief exports.
This was done by heating the barrels up and then quenching them in huge vats of whale oil.
The remedy is to spray with kerosene emulsion or whale-oil soap; or if on cucumbers or tomatoes, it is best to fumigate with hydrocyanic acid gas, using one ounce of potassium cyanide to each woo cubic ft.
In the past two centuries with very little technology, we've come from whale oil and wood to solar and nuclear.Advertisement
For example, whale oil needed a large amount of oxygen to burn.
It burned brightly and did not need the large amount of oxygen that the whale oil did.
It isn't likely that you'll be able to get your hands on whale oil (or that you would want to) in order to make authentic Colonial candles.