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  • n. A chief harpooner, who also directs in cutting up the speck, or blubber, of the whale.

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  • n. The chief harpooner, who also directs in cutting up the speck, or blubber; -- so called among whalers.

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  • "He entered the pub, noted for its remarkable painting of a rather muddy and dark whale-hunting scene, asked for a Scoresby Stout and a Specksioneer Sandwich, and went to the Pneumatic Post Booth."
    Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat, pp 77-78

    July 21, 2011

  • n., The chief harpooner, who also directs in cutting up the speck, or blubber (so called among whalers).

    August 23, 2008