Thresher-whale

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Thresher-whale the grampus
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Usage

In literature:

An unfortunate whale had fallen in with his inveterate enemy, a "thresher," and had been forthwith attacked.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
Three threshers went after a big cow sperm whale and her enormous infant, in shallow water.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
An unfortunate whale had fallen in with his inveterate enemy, a "thresher," and had been forthwith attacked.
"The Secret of the Sands" by Harry Collingwood
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