Usage examples for whale

  1. Now, the Western Islands is a great place of resort for the whale, and thither had the Gulf Stream been commissioned to convey immense quantities of its peculiar food. – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. Ye saw him, when he in all his martial array sprang forwards and backwards, higher than he himself was tall, and if he sprang into the sea he swam like a whale. – Pictures of Sweden by Hans Christian Andersen
  3. During the whole of our stay on the coast of the Chukch country we did not see a single whale. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  4. He had prayers every day, when the weather permitted, in his cabin, and a service on the Sunday for the whale of the crew, while I never heard a harsh or wrong expression escape his lips. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. A little before the death of Oliver, the Protector, a Whale came into the river Thames, and was taken at Greenwich, -- feet long. – Miscellanies upon Various Subjects by John Aubrey
  6. " Better put them things in the shed," Parker advised, " looks like a whale of a storm is coming." – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  7. He was then as far north as the whale- hunters ever go. – The Discovery of Muscovy etc. by Richard Hakluyt
  8. One town officer was there who advised the teacher to " whale" me, but I mean no " honorable mention." – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  9. They would then follow and pick up the whale. – Seed of the Arctic Ice by H. G. Winter
  10. For mixed companies a whale is one of the best and the easiest things to talk about that I know of. – "Speaking of Operations--" by Irvin S. Cobb
  11. Each of its high posts was tipped with a white point, carved from the bone of a whale. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  12. It is well there are no such things at sea, or we should never have taken a single whale- and then he paints those he finds so beautifully." – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  13. Then he went along the beach till he came to the Whale. – Stories to Tell to Children by Sara Cone Bryant
  14. On their way they found a dead whale and cooked and ate of it; the next day they found another and again indulged. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  15. If I were a shark you'd be afraid of me, and if I were a whale I could not begin to get into your heart. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. When Petersen once was in great danger of drowning on the Elbe, he thought himself like the prophet Jonas, who was cast by the Lord into the body of a whale because he would not proclaim the secret of the Lord's word; and in this hour of danger he vowed that henceforth he would no longer conceal from the world his great secret. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag