In this the feathers of the top of the head are very singular, looking like glossy curled shavings of black horn or whalebone, the effect being due to the dilatation of the shaft and its coalescence with the consolidated barbs.
Penaud also substituted india-rubber under torsion for the whalebone and clock springs of the smaller models, and the steam of the larger ones.
Even in the whalebone whales their germs are formed in the same manner and at the same period of life as in other mammals, and even become partially calcified, although they never rise above the gums, and completely disappear before birth.
At the upper part of the cork b is fixed a whalebone bow, having a small pivot hole in its centre to receive the point of the shaft.
Whaling was an established in- dustry in Rhode Island as Eearly as 1723, and in 1731 the colonial assembly provided a bounty of five shillings a barrel for whale oil, and a penny a pound for whalebone.
c. Mystacoceti (Whalebone Whales).
Pot-8-os was the sire of Waxy (1790) out of Maria (1777) by Herod out of Lisette (1772) by Snap. Waxy, who has been not inaptly termed the ace of trumps in the Stud'-Book, begat Whalebone (1807), Web (1808), Woful (1809), Wire (1811), Whisker (1812), and Waxy Pope (1806), all but the last being out of Penelope (1798) by Trumpator (1782) from Prunella (1788) by Highflyer out of Promise by Snap, while Waxy Pope was out of Prunella, dam of Parasol (1800) by Pot-8-os.
Whalebone's best sons were Camel (1822) and Sir Hercules (1826).
Whalebone's blood also descends through Waverley (1817) and his son the Saddler (1828), while Whisker is represented by the Colonel (1825) and by Economist (1825) and his son Harkaway (1834), sire of King Tom (1851).
Waxy (D): Pope (D), Whalebone (D), Blucher (D), Whisker (D), Music (0), Minuet (0), Corinne (0).
Whalebone (D): Moses (D), Lapdog (D), Spaniel (D), Caroline (0).
Queen Mary, who was by Gladiator out of a daughter of Plenipotentiary and Myrrha by Whalebone, when mated with Melbourne produced Blink Bonny (winner of the Derby and Oaks); when mated with Mango and Lanercost she produced Haricot, dam of Caller Ou (winner of the St Leger).
The excavation produced one of Orkney's most distinctive archeological discoveries - the Scar whalebone plaque.
stiffened with whalebone.
When opened there were 2 pieces of carved whalebone inside.
whalebone plaque were all found.
From the use of the material to expand ladies' skirts the term was applied, during the third quarter of the 19th century, when the fashion of wearing greatly expanded skirts was at its height, to the whalebone and steel hoops employed to support the skirts thus worn (see Costume).
It is usual for the petticoat of a court dress to be supported by a substantial hoop stiffened with whalebone.
At its discovery in 1991, a sword, a brooch, gaming pieces and a whalebone plaque were all found.
Many hats went flying through the air during the photographic session, which was held below the famous whalebone arch.
Old-fashioned corsets depended on materials like steel and whalebone to make a woman's waist appear incredibly tiny, but they often did so at the risk of a woman's health!
Although corsets were still made of constrictive whalebone, there was a definite movement towards the decorative lingerie we know today.
In the early days, they were very uncomfortable, using whalebone and other rigid materials to sculpt a woman's shape from all angles.
The whaling industry came into importance towards the close of the 19th century, and stations for the extraction of the oil and whalebone have been established at several points, under careful regulations designed to mitigate the pollution of water, the danger to livestock from eating the blubber, &c. The finner whale is the species most commonly taken.
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