whale oil

NOUN
  1. a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant
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How To Use whale oil In A Sentence

  • Although Westerners were once reliant on whale oil for lighting, we never actually ran out of whales.
  • Whale oil lit our lamps for centuries. Times, Sunday Times
  • It yields the article commonly known as whalebone or baleen; and the oil specially known as “whale oil,” an inferior article in commerce. Moby Dick; or the Whale
  • Kerosene refined from such petroleum helped displace the whale oil that lit lamps in the 19th century and led to the near extinction of many whale species.
  • The valuable products of whaling, including whale oil, whalebone, and spermaceti for candle-making, provided the bulk of NSW's exports during the 1830s.
  • In Bénard cells, which also form on the surface of the sun, the organizing gradient is literally a temperature gradient across a viscous fluid, sometimes spermaceti, sperm whale oil.
  • There are, in fact, other powerful reasons for making jojoba a universal substitute for whale oil.
  • It yields the article commonly known as whalebone or baleen; and the oil specially known as 'whale oil', an inferior article in commerce. Moby-Dick, or, The Whale
  • The first ship to load at Victor Harbor was the Goshawk taking on a cargo of whale oil in 1838.
  • Even though today's compact fluorescents are 500 times more efficient than candles and whale oil lamps, what we spend on overall lighting hasn't gone down.
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