from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A large mass of tough sinewy substance in the head of sperm whales, just above the upper jaw and extending in streaks into the junk above it. It resembles blubber, but contains no oil. Also, the part of the head in which it occurs.

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  • noun any of several horse-shaped chalk figures in England, such as the Uffington White Horse
  • noun a wave that is blown by the wind such that its crest is broken up and appears white and foamy; a whitecap
  • noun informal heroin, cocaine

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  • noun a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white


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  • "As we had at first stowed it away, the baleen was in bunches of ten or a dozen slabs held together at the roots by 'white horse,' which is the whaler name for the gums of the whale."

    --Walter Noble Burns, A Year with a Whaler, 210

    April 28, 2008