Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The industry of taking whales; whaling.
  • n. An establishment for carrying on whale-fishery or any of its branches.

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Examples

  • ‘I have estates, ma’am,’ said the old gentleman, flourishing his right hand negligently, as if he made very light of such matters, and speaking very fast; ‘jewels, lighthouses, fish – ponds, a whalery of my own in the North Sea, and several oyster – beds of great profit in the Pacific Ocean.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • 'I have estates, ma'am,' said the old gentleman, flourishing his right hand negligently, as if he made very light of such matters, and speaking very fast; 'jewels, lighthouses, fish-ponds, a whalery of my own in the

    Nicholas Nickleby

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