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Definition of "whale-oil" [whale-oil]

  • The oil obtained from the blubber of a whale or other cetacean. (noun)
  • Oil discolored in running machinery. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "whale-oil" in a sentence
  • "They had prepared to overwinter, they had whale-oil supplies, seal meat."
  • "While he was away I placed the whale-oil cooking lamp in the middle of the igloo, and moved the mangy sleeping furs back that I might have room."
  • "He had brought with him a coconut calabash, tightly stoppered, of whale-oil that must have been landed on Lahaina beach thirty years before."
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