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 Meanings and Examples of WHALE
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whale
 n.  a very large marine mammal with a streamlined hairless body, breathing through a blowhole on the head
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Well, I don't know as I'd say he was such a whale of a scholar.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  "Be a whale of a lot of fun," Dr. Terry Gould granted.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  Don't think a whale of a lot of that.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Carrie thinks she's such a whale at analyzing folks.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
5  Chief among these motives was the overwhelming idea of the great whale himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
6  Be that how it may, there stands the vast arched bone of the whale's jaw, so wide, a coach might almost drive beneath it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  No more the whale did me confine.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
8  Then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship's water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowels' wards.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
9  And how pleasing to God was this conduct in Jonah, is shown in the eventual deliverance of him from the sea and the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
10  Nothing was done, and nothing seemed capable of being done; those on deck rushed towards the bows, and stood eyeing the boom as if it were the lower jaw of an exasperated whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
11  All round, her unpanelled, open bulwarks were garnished like one continuous jaw, with the long sharp teeth of the sperm whale, inserted there for pins, to fasten her old hempen thews and tendons to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
12  Until the whale fishery rounded Cape Horn, no commerce but colonial, scarcely any intercourse but colonial, was carried on between Europe and the long line of the opulent Spanish provinces on the Pacific coast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
13  The whale has no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler, you will say.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
14  But we shall ere long see what that word "careful" precisely means when used by a man like Stubb, or almost any other whale hunter.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
15  When close to the whale, in the very death-lock of the fight, he handled his unpitying lance coolly and off-handedly, as a whistling tinker his hammer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The blue whale is the world's largest living animal.
2  After the kill the men and old women collect in an open space and eat a meal of whale meat.
3  MAR is a participant in the national whale disentanglement network.
4  The baby whale develops a thick layer of blubber to protect it from the cold sea.
5  For years people have been trying to fathom the mysteries of the whale's song.
6  That's a whale of a story.
7  Throw out a minnow to catch a whale.
8  A "severely emaciated" finback whale that has likely been sick for some time beached itself at Breezy Point, where it was likely to die.
9  They cynically tried to trade off a reduction in the slaughter of dolphins against a resumption of commercial whaling.
10  The IWC voted to uphold the ban on commercial whaling.
11  The convention called for a two-year moratorium on commercial whaling.
12  The commission is calling for a global ban on whaling.
13  Hundreds of whales inhabit near this coast.
14  Icebreakers were needed to extricate the trapped whales from the icy floes that closed them in.
15  The whales' predicament in the frigid waters of Hudson Bay made international headlines, and locals had been planning a rescue operation with chainsaws and drills before the mammals slipped away.