whiting

Definitions

  • The White Hart, Witley
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whiting a food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe resembling the cod; sometimes placed in genus Gadus
    • n whiting found off Atlantic coast of North America
    • n whiting any of several food fishes of North American coastal waters
    • n whiting a small fish of the genus Sillago; excellent food fish
    • n whiting flesh of any of a number of slender food fishes especially of Atlantic coasts of North America
    • n whiting flesh of a cod-like fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs
    • Whiting (Zoöl) A common European food fish (Melangus vulgaris) of the Codfish family; -- called also fittin.
    • Whiting (Zoöl) A North American fish (Merlucius vulgaris) allied to the preceding; -- called also silver hake.
    • Whiting (Zoöl) Any one of several species of North American marine sciænoid food fishes belonging to genus Menticirrhus, especially Menticirrhus Americanus, found from Maryland to Brazil, and Menticirrhus littoralis, common from Virginia to Texas; -- called also silver whiting, and surf whiting.
    • Whiting Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in putty, for cleaning silver, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Although white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes, red wine can only be created from red grapes
    • n whiting A name given to a large number of unrelated silvery and white fishes, for example to different seiænoid, clupeoid, and gadoid fishes.
    • n whiting Chalk which has been dried either in the air or in a kiln, and afterward ground, levigated, and again dried. In trade it has various names, according to the amount of labor expended on it to make it fine and free from grit, there being ordinary or commercial whiting, then Spanish white, then gilders' whiting, and finally Paris white, which is the best grade. Whiting is used in fine whitewashing, in distemper painting, cleaning plate, making putty, as an adulterant in various processes, as a base for picture-moldings, etc. Also whitening.
    • n whiting A gadoid fish of Europe, Merlangus vulgaris, or another of this genus. It abounds on the British coast, and is highly esteemed for food. It in commonly from 12 to 18 inches long, and of one or two pounds weight, though it grows much larger. It is readily distinguished from the haddock and some other related fishes by the absence of a barbule. The flesh is of a pearly whiteness.
    • n whiting In the United States, one of several sciænoid fishes of the genus Menticirrus, as M. americanus. The silver whiting, or surf-whiting, is M. littoralis.
    • n whiting The silver hake, Merlucius biline-aris.
    • n whiting The menhaden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth
    • Whiting a small sea-fish allied to the cod, so called from its white colour: ground chalk free from stony matter and other impurities, extensively used as a size-colour, &c.—also White′ning, and Spanish white, Paris white (the finest)
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Quotations

  • Nikki Giovanni
    Nikki Giovanni
    “White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.”
  • Hazel Scott
    Hazel Scott
    “There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”
  • John F. Dodge
    John F. Dodge
    “There is no twilight zone of honesty in business. A thing is right or it's wrong. It's black or it's white.”
  • Quentin Crisp
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    “The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.”

Idioms

Black and white - When it is very clear who or what is right and wrong, then the situation is black and white.
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Great white hope - Someone who is expected to be a great success is a great white hope.
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White as a sheet - A bad shock can make somebody go as white as a sheet.
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White as snow - If something or someone is as white as snow, they are perfect or completely uncorrupted and honest.
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White elephant - A white elephant is an expensive burden; something that costs far too much money to run, like the Millennium Dome in the UK.
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White feather - If someone shows a white feather, they are cowards.
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White lie - If you tell a white lie, you lie in order not to hurt someone's feelings.
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White-bread - If something is white-bread, it is very ordinary, safe and boring.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From White
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.

Usage

In literature:

In Guadaloupe eighty-five thousand slaves were freed in a white population of thirteen thousand.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
White folks raised me up to play with Ed till I thought I was white.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Her father was a white man and her mother part Indian and white mixed, so what am I?
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Some wore white sheets and black dresses on white horses.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
A white collar on the throat, a white spot going entirely through the wing, and a white band across the tail.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Above the open collar of her brown riding costume stood the flawless column of a fair and tall white throat.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
White river was flooded then and our home was in the White River Flats.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I seed a white man, dressed in white, standin' before me.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
White folks tried to say that she was white.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Beat in next the yolks and sugar, the seasoning, flour and stiff whites; finally, the currants dredged whitely with flour.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
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In poetry:

Wood-lilies white
As hidden lace—
Open your bodice,
That's their place.
"Summer Songs" by Richard Le Gallienne
Oh! the crimson story,--
White and red
May-blossoms in glory
Too soon shed!
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
The moonbeam passed. The lady sat on.
Her beauty was sad and white.
All but her hair with whiteness shone,
And her hair was black as night;
And her eyes, where darkness was never gone,
Although they were full of light.
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald
She sat in the cottage door, and the fair June moon looked down
On a face as pure as its own, an innocent face and sweet
As the roses dewy white that grow so thick at her feet,
White royal roses, fit for a monarch's crown.
"Roses Of June" by Marietta Holley
Tenderly, tenderly, summer wind,
With murmurous word-caresses, O, wind of the south, to her beautiful mouth
Did you cling with your balmy kisses? Flutter and float o'er the white, white throat,
And ripple the golden tresses?
"A Song Of The Summer Wind" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
Yet 'twas a morn of oh, such air and light!
The early sun ran laughing over the snow,
The laden trees held out their arms all white
And whiteness shook on the white below.
Lovely the shadows were,
Deep purple niches, 'neath a dome of light.
"Change" by John Freeman

In news:

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — Abigail is a small, short-haired golden tabby with white paws and a white chest.
He is 14 years old, beautiful tabby markings, 4 white paws and a white chest.
Il Mercato is a white- tablecloth restaurant without the white tablecloths .
All White White Tailed Deer Click to enlarge.
On our way to Geneva NY we spied this white deer feeding with normal colored White Tailed Deer.
Because this pie verges on a white pizza, a full-flavored white wine might be as tasty as a red.
The delegates who gathered on the floor of the Republican convention in Tampa were overwhelmingly white, and it was later estimated that 88 percent of the voters supporting Romney were white.
Marge Thrasher White, born Margie LuRae Borg, February 26, 1934, Marge Thrasher White died after a long illness on August 17th, 2012.
Susan Collins is asking the White House for more information about the Colombia prostitution scandal after the lead federal investigator said White House personnel may have been involved.
Even before Jack and Meg White rose up and forevermore etched it into the popular consciousness as the White Stripes, the two-piece band was a specialty combination worshipped by lo-fi aficionados.
White men in white underpants .
Not long after Healey and the 'Orion' crew weighed their 93.5-pound white marlin on Tuesday, angler Terry Layton and the crew on the 'Nontypical' came calling with an impressive white marlin of their own.
Big Whites, Record Blue Set one For White Marlin Open.
Angler Paul Coen and the happy crew on the "Wee Wun IV" weighed this 88.5-pound white marlin on the last day of the White Marlin Open to take first place in the division.
It's 'olfactory white' as in white noise .
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In science:

In this case, though, the pulsar was formed after the white dwarf, instead of being recycled by the white-dwarf progenitor, and so the orbit is still highly eccentric.
Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing
Perhaps more plausible is the possibility that massive white dwarfs apart from those found in young clusters or associations are generally the results of mergers of more ordinary, probably C-O white dwarfs (cf.
Analysis of a Very Massive DA White Dwarf via the Trigonometric Parallax and Spectroscopic Methods
Rec.-PSR+CO-WD If, in the above scenario, the helium core is not massive enough to explode, it will form a white dwarf with a CO or ONeMg core and a helium envelope. A massive white dwarf can also be left if the companion of the pulsar evolved up to the AGB before overflowing its Roche lobe.
Optical studies of companions to millisecond pulsars
Combined with white-dwarf mass-radius relations from cooling models, these yield the white-dwarf mass, which can be used to verify the predictions from binary evolution.
Optical studies of companions to millisecond pulsars
Combined with much improved white-dwarf mass-radius relations (from detailed cooling models; see below), this implies we will know the surface gravity of the white dwarf, which we can use to calibrate the model-atmosphere analysis.
Optical studies of companions to millisecond pulsars
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