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Definition of Whale

Whale

  1. Any aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, especially any one of the large species, some of which become nearly one hundred feet long. Whales are hunted chiefly for their oil and baleen, or whalebone.

Whale Quotations

If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale, I would believe it.
William Jennings Bryan

He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it.
Herman Melville

Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Bible is full of dubious scientific impossibilities, from Jonah living inside a whale, to the sun standing still in the sky for Joshua.
Lawrence M. Krauss

I go to the Natural History Museum and look at the cage of stuffed starlings there. But my favourite thing is the big blue whale. The scale of it is unbelievable, and makes you feel how insignificant you are as a human being.
Arthur Darvill
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Whale Translations

whale in Afrikaans is walvis
whale in Danish is hval
whale in Dutch is walvis
whale in Finnish is valas
whale in French is baleine
whale in German is Wal, Wal, Wals
whale in Italian is balena
whale in Latin is balaena
whale in Norwegian is hval
whale in Portuguese is baleia
whale in Spanish is ballena
whale in Swedish is val

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