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Whale

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Not a fish, but a cetaceous mammal.

A group of whales is called a school.

The fat is called blubber.

The female is called a cow.

The fore-limbs are called paddles.

The male is called a bull-whale.

The spear used in whale-fishing is called a harpoon.

The young of whales is a cub or calf.

Toothed-whales include sperm-whales and dolphins.

Whale-bone whales include rorquals and humpbacks.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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