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  • n. Any fish of the Cetomimiformes order of ray-finned fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A whale.


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  • That's what was thought a long time ago, yes.

    November 7, 2008

  • Fish!

    November 7, 2008

  • "The lookout, in the crosstrees he stood/With spyglass in his hand;/There's a whale, there's a whale,/And a whalefish he cried,/And she blows at every span..." -- "Greenland Whale Fisheries," traditional, arranged by the Pogues, c. 1985.

    Plural: whalefishes. Usage: "Oh Greenland is a barren land/A land that bears no green/Where there's ice and snow, and the whalefishes blow,/And the daylight's seldom seen..." (citation above)

    February 6, 2007