white whale

NOUN
  1. small northern whale that is white when adult
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  • Nothing shall deter him from killing the White Whale.
  • I think about Ahab on his ship, pacing the quarterdeck, possessed by and obsessed with the white whale; I think of Ishmael, in chapter forty-one, the white whale lurking in the depths, as he attempts to understand his complicated captain and his quest. History of a Suicide
  • Cheryl is an angry white whale in the same proud tradition as her predecessor, morbidly obese endomorph and noted free-thinker, Kenneth Tomlinson, whose hog-bristled jowls - wholly owned and operated by Rove Inc. - are so fond a memory amongst public broadcasters. Tony Hendra: National RePUBLICan Radio
  • What Nairne calls a porpoise, is really the beluga, a small white whale. A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs The Story of a Hundred Years, 1761-1861
  • Even after a formal investigation has been called to look into complaints surrounding her compulsatory obsession, Jackie Walorski continues to chase her white whale. Bil Browning: The nexus: Abortion zealot Jackie Walorski and Indiana's hate crimes legislation
  • Elizabeth: I was the great white whale.
  • So-called porpoise leather is made of the skin of the white whale. Ranching, Sport and Travel
  • “There she breaches! there she breaches!” was the cry, as in his immeasurable bravadoes the White Whale tossed himself salmon-like to Heaven. Moby Dick; or the Whale
  • Not far from Malbaie, he saw the so-called "porpoises," or white whales, (beluga, French, _marsouin_) that still disport themselves in great numbers in these waters, come puffing to the surface and writhe their whole length into view like miniature sea-serpents. A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs The Story of a Hundred Years, 1761-1861
  • Given the obscurity and perceived difficulty of his oeuvre, he is literature's white whale, Rosebud, and Bigfoot combined.
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