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Whaleback Cloud. Common name for Strato-cumulus lenticularis cloud.

Whale Boat. Double-ended clinker-built boat formerly used in whaling. Length was usually 20-28 ft., occasionally longer.

Whale Catcher, Whale Chaser. Small ships, of steam trawler type, used for hunting v/hales. Fitted with harpoon gun forward. Work in conjunction with a whale factory.

Whaler. Vessel engaged in whale catching. 2. Person employed in whale catching. 3. Ship's boat of whale boat type.

Whale Factory. Large steam vessel, specially constructed and fitted in which captured whales are hauled aboard-along a special slipway at stern—and rendered into oil and meat.


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