How To Use Whalebone In A Sentence

  • 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
  • Seafarers made household utensils, such as sewing tools, from whalebone, and today scrimshaw is as much associated with Nantucket as the lightship baskets unique to the island.
  • The bow itself could be simply of wood or of a composite of horn or whalebone placed between two thin pieces of yew and covered in tendon, while steel bows appear from the 14th century.
  • 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
  • Corsets fell out of style in the 1850s, but returned later in the 19th Century; made of canvas with steel or whalebone casings, they were designed to give women 13-inch waists.
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  • The ‘whalebone’ whales have hundreds of baleen plates, up to twelve feet long, hanging down from their upper jaw.
  • The toughness, lightness, strength, and elasticity of whalebone gave it a wide variety of uses.
  • She was one of those astonishing Victorian women who conquered mountains and crossed scorching deserts corseted in whalebone and steel, sporting smart designer tweeds and improbable hats.
  • When we wear them we come out bruised and cut where the whalebone digs in.
  • A good fisherman weaves his own nets with twine and a needle made of whalebone.
  • The substance which we call whalebone is not true bone. Chatterbox, 1905.
  • Upon his return from his whaling voyages, his ships were laden with typical whaling ship cargo like sperm oil and whalebone.
  • This snippet from her poem "Rape," for example, reads more like Kerouac or Ginsberg whom she actually knew well than anyone else: let's whalebone let's go let's deodorize the night. John Lundberg: The Poetry of Patti Smith
  • A probang is a piece of whalebone with a bit of sponge firmly fixed to one end; but, if one is not at hand, a cane with a knot at the end, or even a riding-whip, with a thick end, would probably suffice. The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally
  • They were made of volcanic pumice stone, ribbed with whalebone ivory and studded with gold. WATER TRILOGY # 1: ASCENSION
  • It's been a challenge," Ms. Greenwood said, explaining that the prop, crafted by the noted New York costumier Eric Winterling, is a true peg leg, made of cedar but painted white to resemble whalebone. Leviathan of an Undertaking
  • As she pulled at the laces of the tight whalebone corset, she gave a little gasp.
  • On the contrary, to find himself arraigned and put on his defense by this tall, slim woman, erect and smartly buckramed in logic and whalebone, was preposterous! From Sand Hill to Pine
  • As she pulled at the laces of the tight whalebone corset, she gave a little gasp.
  • In June 1843 it was reported that about seventy tons of oil and several tons of whalebone had been secured that season.
  • She was one of those astonishing Victorian women who conquered mountains and crossed scorching deserts corseted in whalebone and steel, sporting smart designer tweeds and improbable hats.
  • There are 34 full-color photographs of beautiful gages made of ebony, rosewood, boxwood, mahogany, cherry, applewood, whalebone, ivory etc.
  • The teeth of the labyrinthodon, the hand of the potto, the whalebone of whales, the wings of birds, the climbing tendrils of some plants, &c. have also been adduced as instances of structures, the origin and production of which are probably due rather to considerable modifications than to minute increments. On the Genesis of Species
  • Whaling for this species began near Spitsbergen, Norway, as early as 1611 and continued until the early 1900s when the animal's numbers became too low to be economically viable and the demand for whalebone ended.
  • The valuable products of whaling, including whale oil, whalebone, and spermaceti for candle-making, provided the bulk of NSW's exports during the 1830s.
  • There are 34 full-color photographs of beautiful gages made of ebony, rosewood, boxwood, mahogany, cherry, applewood, whalebone, ivory etc.
  • In 1767, Nova Scotia merchant Simeon Perkins ‘saw Indians with large quantities of whalebone, in shallops’.
  • Whales and dolphins were also hunted for their meat, as well as other useful products such as whalebone and fat.
  • 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 very whalebone had been home-shaped of the raw material from the whaleships traded for in hides and tallow. CHAPTER VI
  • Although baleen is commonly called whalebone, it is not bone but keratin, the same material as your nails and hair.
  • One of the most useful types of bone, although not the easiest to get hold of, was whalebone.
  • These whales are distinguished from the toothed whales by having baleen, or whalebone, as part of the mouth structure.
  • The next essential garment was the corset stiffened with thin strips of whalebone.
  • She also sells pointed boots, tight black trews, crinolines, and hooped corsets (which use steel rather than whalebone) along with jewellery and accessories hinting at pagan and alternative sub-cultures
  • The next essential garment was the corset stiffened with thin strips of whalebone.
  • They were made of volcanic pumice stone, ribbed with whalebone ivory and studded with gold. WATER TRILOGY # 1: ASCENSION
  • They sat through lectures, touched whalebone, poured over maps and even tried their hand at balancing a harpoon.
  • She glimpsed crinoline out of the corner of her eye, and smelled musk and whalebone.
  • Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whale-bone. The Story of Keesh
  • There are 34 full-color photographs of beautiful gages made of ebony, rosewood, boxwood, mahogany, cherry, applewood, whalebone, ivory etc.
  • I recall one small urchin without a rag of clothing save the basque waist of a lady's dress, bristling with whalebones, and worn wrong side before, beneath which his smooth ebony legs emerged like those of an ostrich from its plumage.
  • The favourite shaping material of stays was whalebone, cut into thin strips and sewn in a fan pattern to make the torso appear rounder.
  • Truss a few starlets into whalebone corsets and swathe them in yards of dimity.
  • Rumour has it that having purchased a sheer evening gown for one of her social events she found the corset with whalebones totally unacceptable under the dress.
  • baleen" or "whalebone" -- each plank being as much as eight or in rare cases twelve feet long. More Science From an Easy Chair
  • They were made of volcanic pumice stone, ribbed with whalebone ivory and studded with gold. WATER TRILOGY # 1: ASCENSION
  • The toughness, lightness, strength, and elasticity of whalebone gave it a wide variety of uses.
  • In place of teeth it has the well-known substance called whalebone, which grows from the roof of its mouth in a number of broad thin plates, extending from the back of the head to the snout. Fighting the Whales
  • Seafarers made household utensils, such as sewing tools, from whalebone, and today scrimshaw is as much associated with Nantucket as the lightship baskets unique to the island.
  • The whalebone whale, again, has horny "whalebone" plates in its mouth, and no teeth; but the young foetal whale before it is born has teeth in its jaws; they, however, are never used, and they never come to anything. Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02
  • The young miss goes out in a cold night, with bare arms and head and neck, and wafer-like slippers on her feet, with her waist engirded in cords and whalebones, and her load of burdensome skirts, and dances in high glee two thirds of the night; then, with a vail on her head and her under-garments not yet dry from the recent perspiration, she goes to her cold chamber and bed, to get a troubled sleep, and awaken in a fever which carries her to her grave. Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women On the Various Duties of Life, Physical, Intellectual, And Moral Development; Self-Culture, Improvement, Dress, Beauty, Fashion, Employment, Education, The Home Relations, Their Duties To Young Men, Marriage, Womanh
  • The bow itself could be simply of wood or of a composite of horn or whalebone placed between two thin pieces of yew and covered in tendon, while steel bows appear from the 14th century.
  • In the seam of one of the remaining divisions is inclosed a piece of whalebone, which is drawn over the head, and forms a perfect arch, leaving the head and neck bare. Miss Caprice
  • I bet Susan would look really good in a whalebone corset and a bustle.
  • Philippa survived the murder attempt, when Walter stabbed her, because her whalebone corset protected her.
  • She was one of those astonishing Victorian women who conquered mountains and crossed scorching deserts corseted in whalebone and steel, sporting smart designer tweeds and improbable hats.
  • Lightweight wire, collapsible steel, whalebone, horsehair, and inflatable gutta-percha were used at various times to create or strengthen bustles.
  • Though earlier stays did not shape the breasts, by the mid eighteenth century whalebone strips curved around the bosom.
  • The valuable products of whaling, including whale oil, whalebone, and spermaceti for candle-making, provided the bulk of NSW's exports during the 1830s.
  • A good fisherman weaves his own nets with twine and a needle made of whalebone.
  • The ivory knob, the brass crampet, the bamboo, the whalebone, the silk, were no sooner adverted to, than they were scientifically described. A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education
  • As I pushed through the last strings of a job lot of whalebone corsets, I was finally able to come upon the books.

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