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whaling

[hwey-ling, wey-] /ˈʰweɪ lɪŋ, ˈweɪ-/
noun
1.
the work or industry of capturing and rendering whales; whale fishing.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; whale1 + -ing1
Related forms
antiwhaling, adjective
nonwhaling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non whaling

whaling

/ˈweɪlɪŋ/
noun
1.
the work or industry of hunting and processing whales for food, oil, etc
adverb
2.
(informal) (intensifier): a whaling good time
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Slang definitions & phrases for non whaling

whale of a

noun phrase

An excellent or large example; a very superior specimen: That woman is a whale of a politician

[1900+ Students; fr the prodigious size of the whale]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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