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  • CA'ING WHALE (_Globicephalus melas_), a large representative of the dolphin tribe frequenting the coasts of Europe, the Atlantic coast of North

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • _Orcella_ in fact seems to be intermediate between the dolphin and the ca'ing whale, combining the head of _Globicephalus_ with the body of _Delphinus_.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • (_Globicephalus_), which idea has also been adopted by Jerdon; but it has been since proved that the skeletons prepared from these supposed young whales are those of adults fully matured, and not of young animals, which have certain resemblances to _Globicephalus_ as well as to the killer whales, _Orca_, from which the generic name has been derived, but yet was undoubtedly distinct.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • _Globicephalus_ this effect is caused by the premaxillaries.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • In the summer and fall sometimes, hundreds of blackfish (the Social Whale, Globicephalus melas of De Kay; called also Black Whale-fish, Howling Whale, Bottle-head, &c.), fifteen feet or more in length, are driven ashore in a single school here.

    Cape Cod

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