It was a large rorqual, and he at once sent word by a messenger to Flosi in Vik and to the nearest farms.
"Grettir The Strong" by Unknown
Whales were frequently seen, both rorquals and killers.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Another visitor, the Rorqual, is not welcomed by the fishermen.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The ulna and radius in the rorquals are also comparatively longer than in the baleen whales.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
In this specimen they were about 4 inches in length, but of as many feet in the large Rorqual.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
RORQUAL, OR FURROWED WHALE.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
C.; common rorqual, 35.4 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The Rorqual has a stomach with as few compartments as any.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard