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  • v. Present participle of harpoon.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Bill Chaprales throwing a harpoonlike device from the pulpit of a “stick” boat (photo), meaning one more commonly used in harpooning giant bluefin tuna or, historically, broadbill swordfish.

    Cape Cod Great White Travels to Jacksonville

  • I wasn't "harpooning" Ian for his conservation steps.

    surf's up

  • The harpooning, historians estimated, happened around 1890, making the fish over 100 years old.

    Harpoon

  • Egyptian Museum's gilded wood statue of Tutankhamun harpooning torso and upper limbs of the boy king now missing/Photo from "Treasures of Tutankhamun" traveling exhibition catalogue, 1976

    Lee Rosenbaum: Credibility Gap: Two Gilded King Tut Statues Among 18 Objects Purloined From Egyptian Museum

  • Also beautiful are the partially missing statue of Tut harpooning pictured at the top and the damaged statue of Tut standing on a panther, both of which I marveled at during my two visits to the "Treasures of Tutankhamun" show at the Metropolitan Museum, back in 1978.

    Lee Rosenbaum: Credibility Gap: Two Gilded King Tut Statues Among 18 Objects Purloined From Egyptian Museum

  • That gun would be great for harpooning Florida c0ckroaches and Alaskan mosquitos.

    Own Your Own Whale Gun

  • Deep sea fisherman will stop harpooning whales and the salt farmer will bemoan his broken hands.

    To be quiet

  • And my budget: All my spare gold was now reserved for the killers-for-hire who I sought out in every corner of the metropolitan area, and who, I found, want pure gold in payment for their harpooning.

    Steve Ettlinger: Moby Bedbug

  • Several weeks of hooking, harpooning, and bow-fishing; and cutting, curing, drying, and sometimes smoking filled a larder for a year.

    One Big Table

  • Some of these methods are kinder to the environment than others; the better ones, such as harpooning, catch individual fish only whereas dredging can cause habitat damage.

    The City Cook

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