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  • n. Plural form of whaleman.


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  • And on the shores of the frozen sea he chases the whalemen from the Eskimo villages even to their ships which lie far out from the coast, locked in the grip of the ice-pack.

    The Gun-Brand

  • Falling whale parts threatened to kill them at any time, as they did the whalemen with whom the scientists worked side by side; every so often, a gassy carcass would explode or violently expel an automobile-size fetus.

    The Cetacean Century

  • The crew of the Essex were whalemen simply trying to make a living when they were attacked by an 85-foot whale.

    An Interview with Nathaniel Philbrick

  • A huge man of apparently prodigious strength, Chaseland also survived several shipwrecks at the hands of thrashing whales, on one occasion swimming six miles through freezing waters that killed his fellow whalemen.

    Peter McAllister: Manthropology: The Science Of The Inadequate Modern Male

  • Beyond doubt these seas were frequented by whalemen, and, so long as I kept up a stout heart, sooner or later I should be saved.

    Chapter 19

  • They weren't much surprised at seeing us -- because of the whalemen -- and gave us the meanest shack in the village to live in, and the worst of their leavings to live on.


  • From the little he'd seen of the whalemen, he'd learned that mine was a stronger race, and a wiser; so he'd only behaved as shamans have always behaved the world over.


  • Good provender did these people extort from the poor whalemen, and this provender has wandered into few hands.


  • Whatever superstitions the sperm whalemen in general have connected with the sight of this object, certain it is, that a glimpse of it being so very unusual, that circumstance has gone far to invest it with portentousness.

    Squidpunk…It Might Just Be Go-Time?…

  • Had it not been for us whalemen, that tract of land would this day perhaps have been in as howling condition as the coast of Labrador ....

    Notable & Quotable


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