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whalebone:

see whalewhale,
aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, found in all oceans of the world. Members of this order vary greatly in size and include the largest animals that have ever lived. Cetaceans never leave the water, even to give birth.
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whalebone

[′wāl‚bōn]
(vertebrate zoology)

whalebone

a horny elastic material forming a series of numerous thin plates that hang from the upper jaw on either side of the palate in the toothless (whalebone) whales and strain plankton from water entering the mouth
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Whalebone Consulting was founded in 2016 as an independent agency that provides client partners with an integrated approach to all elements of brand building in the beverage alcohol industry.
A restrictive 1890s whalebone and cotton corset at the exhibition features a waist under 19 inches in circumference and is shown alongside X-rays revealing the impact on the body.
A restrictive 1890s whalebone and cotton corset at the exhibition features a waist under 19 inches in circumference and is shown alongside X-rays and illustrations revealing the dramatic impact on the body of wearing such a garment.
These include all materials now commonly replaced by plastics: horn, tortoseshell, scales, skin, quills, whalebone, hooves, claws, and so on, as well as antler.
We have famous for He exported warming pans to the West Indies where they were sold as ladles; stray cats to Caribbean islands to combat rats; and he sold whalebone, that he had acquired by mistake, to corset manufacturers.
The whitewashed open ceiling, patterned tile floor, whalebone wall decorations and rope chandeliers stylishly hint at the restaurant's nautical leanings, while the views are, of course, unbeatable.
But there are practical problems, including sourcing things like whalebone and heavy fabrics.
In just a few years, local singer-songwriter Keri Anderson has become a force on the local music scene, both by herself and with bands such as Whalebone Farmhouse, Sugar and The Cane Breakers, and Little Sugar and The Big Spoonful.
Over and over, a woman's skin reveals itself within the great body of literature like a dress lifted slowly from foot, ankle, calf, thigh, until there is no dress left to speak of, no whalebone bodice trimmed in lace, no makeup to filigree the woman's noble face-- nothing between the words and the eye but pulp and ink, and the reader's finger follows the line wherever it leads.
phantom pain Ahab felt after his severed leg was replaced by whalebone.
Corporation Yard, Old Nag's Head Yard and Whalebone Yard were given architect-designed lighting, new floor-scapes, improved signs and heritage artwork to make them more attractive for visitors.
The 1810 Derby winner Whalebone won the Northampton Gold Cup two years later, but the 1851 Derby hero Teddington was beaten by a horse carrying 4st 5lb.