Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The flesh of the porpoise or the whale.

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Examples

  • Sometimes it tasted fishy, as if it was a decoction of Dutch herrings; and then it would taste very salty, as if some old horse, or sea-beef, had been boiled in it; and then again it would taste a sort of cheesy, as if the captain had sent his cheese-parings forward to make our coffee of; and yet another time it would have such a very bad flavor, that I was almost ready to think some old stocking-heels had been boiled in it.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

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