killer whale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n killer whale predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
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Usage

In literature:

You look as though you had been fighting with the Killer Whale.
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
The "killer," or ORCA GLADIATOR, is a true whale, but, like the cachalot, has teeth.
"The Cruise of the Cachalot" by Frank T. Bullen
The whale endeavored to sound, or go to the bottom, but the killer stuck to him relentlessly.
"Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle" by Victor Appleton
Whales were frequently seen, both rorquals and killers.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
The Killer Whale is one of the fiercest, swiftest terrors of the sea.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The Orca or Killer is the terror alike of sealing-rookeries, fish-schools, and whale bone whales.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
Most common of all is the kind of sea-wolf known as the Killer Whale, who measures 30 feet long.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The famous old whale-killer had hurled his last lance, had killed his last whale.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
As I have said so much about the killer whale, I may digress a little to explain what it is, though it is not a denizen of the Indian seas.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Most of them could hardly have been more nearly useless if they had been just so many elephants fighting killer whales at sea.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
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In poetry:

All the whales in the wider deeps, hot are they, as they urge
on and on, and dive beneath the icebergs.
The right whales, the sperm-whales, the hammer-heads, the killers
there they blow, there they blow, hot wild white breath out of
the sea!
"Whales Weep Not!" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures Killer Whale PBS.
Killer whale bumps but doesn't bite boy.
Watch as a mother otter avoids getting eaten by a pod of killer whales by jumping on the back of the small boat that was in the area.
A one-of-a-kind killer whale population appears to be threatened by human appetites for Antarctic toothfish, better known to restaurant-goers as Chilean Sea Bass.
Sea otter jumps into small boat to escape killer whales.
"Saving Snake River salmon will save Puget Sound killer whales".
ORLANDO — Seaworld and the family of a trainer slain by a killer whale want to suppress video footage of the attack.
Seaworld and the family of a trainer slain by a killer whale want to suppress video footage of the attack.
Guests watch a killer whale act at SeaWorld, in Orlando, Florida, in 2010.
Dead killer whale calf found on Henry Island.
The Killer Whales and Jupiter Coyote headline two special concerts.
The Killer Whales (back in the day).
On Election Day, Romney's Killer Whale 'App' Couldn't Stay Afloat .
SeaWorld is seeking to overturn a ruling by a federal commission that prevents its trainers from joining killer whales in the water during shows.
The touching love story of Ali, a father with sole custody of a young son, and Stephanie, a killer whale trainer who suffers a horrible accident.
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