Whale-calf

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Whale-calf a young whale—also Calf whale
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwæl (Ice. hvalr, Ger. walfisch); orig. unknown.

Usage

In literature:

It was a lone whale, apparently of large size, though spouting almost as feebly as a calf.
"The Cruise of the Cachalot" by Frank T. Bullen
The boats wintering at Herschel in that year had among them thirty-three whales and one calf.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
The calf of one kind of whale is about fourteen feet long when it is born, and it weighs about a ton.
"Fighting the Whales" by R. M. Ballantyne
Here we have the skin of the whale calf, which is usually worn by the women.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The calf of one kind of whale is about fourteen feet long when it is born, and it weighs about a ton.
"Fighting the Whales" by R.M. Ballantyne
The whale discerned the approach of her foes, and diving down with her calf, disappeared.
"Archibald Hughson" by W.H.G. Kingston
A whale calf nurses like a colt.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

Earlier this year, the center was involved with a high-profile and expensive rescue of an abandoned beluga whale calf .
Instead of gentle giants lolling in the sea, they came upon a life-or- death struggle as a pack of six killer whales attacked a gray whale calf while its mother valiantly fought to shield her 8-ton baby.
It turns out that over time one famous scientist assigned four names to the same species of sperm whale, to which this whale calf belongs.
A gray whale and her calf have been in the Klamath River for nearly a month, and wildlife experts are fearful that their health is in danger.
The Arctic marine mammal survey team spotted this gray whale cow-calf pair in the Chukchi Sea on July 14, 2012.
Ferry hits humpback whale and calf in Sydney Harbour.
The captain of a Sydney ferry said he had little time to react when a humpback whale surfaced with her calf in the harbor.
Humpback Whales Seem to Intervene in Orca Attack on Gray Whale Calf.
SeaWorld Has a Heart After All: The Last Rescued Pilot Whale Will Join The Calf From Her Pod.
Right whale with calf.
The Humpback whale, mother/calf pair rode the bow wave generated by the boat for 3 hours.
Beluga whale calf at Ga. Gwinnett Daily Post.
In this photo provided by the Georgia Aquarium, members of the Georgia Aquarium animal care staff assist a beluga whale as she bonds with her newborn calf that was born Friday, May 18, 2012, at the aquarium in Atlanta.
Humpback Whales Seem to Intervene in Orca Attack on Gray Whale Calf.
Dead killer whale calf found on Henry Island.
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