The points of the hooks were fetched up with a file, and the barbs well backened, and the whole dressed over with whale-oil.
whale-oil was whale-oil then, and whale-oil and New Bedford were synonymous.
Spraying with whale-oil soap solution formed by adding one pound of the soap to five gallons of water is the remedy.
For fire, the Eskimo depends on whale-oil and animal grease.
For borers I wash the trees with whale-oil soap, carbolic acid, and sulphur, and then mound the trees up.
For borers and rabbits wash with whale-oil soap, digging out any borers that may be in with a knife.
The Grocers seem to have at one time dealt in whale-oil and wool.
The soap used may be simply the common washing soap, or that sold at drug stores known as whale-oil soap.
I have written to Mr. Carmichael to know on what footing the use and introduction of the whale-oil is there, or can be placed.
For lights we were dependent on tallow candles or whale-oil, and soap was mostly home-made.