antiwhaling

whaling

[hwey-ling, wey-]
noun
the work or industry of capturing and rendering whales; whale fishing.

Origin:
1680–90; whale1 + -ing1

antiwhaling, adjective
nonwhaling, adjective
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whaling (ˈweɪlɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the work or industry of hunting and processing whales for food, oil, etc
 
adv
2.  informal (intensifier): a whaling good time

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whale
O.E. hwæl, from P.Gmc. *khwalaz (cf. O.S. hwal, O.N. hvalr, hvalfiskr, Swed. val, M.Du. wal, walvisc, Du. walvis, O.H.G. wal, Ger. Wal); probably cognate with L. squalus "a kind of large sea fish." Phrase whale of a "excellent or large example" is c.1900, student slang.

whale
"beat, whip severely," 1790, possibly a variant of wale (v.).
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