from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Atlantic right whale. Also called sletbag and sarde.


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  • "'But that was in Greenland fishery, as we call it, off Spitzbergen or in the Davis Strait, going after the Greenland right whale and the nordcaper, with the odd white whales, walruses, and sea-unicorns thrown in...'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 96

    February 20, 2008