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whiting,

white, powdery substance, prepared by grinding chalk or some other source of calcium carbonate. When mixed with linseed oil it forms puttyputty,
commonly a mixture of whiting (calcium carbonate) and boiled linseed oil. Other substances may be combined with the oil to make putties suitable for some specific purpose.
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, and with water and several other substances it constitutes whitewashwhitewash,
white fluid commonly used as an inexpensive, impermanent coating for walls, fences, stables, and other exterior structures. It varies in composition, being generally a mixture of lime (quicklime), water, flour, salt, glue, and whiting, with other ingredients such as
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. It is used as a pigment, called Spanish white, as a filler in paints, for polishing metalware, and for various other purposes.

whiting,

fish: see croakercroaker,
member of the abundant and varied family Sciaenidae, carnivorous, spiny-finned fishes including the weakfishes, the drums, and the kingcroakers (or kingfish). The croaker has a compressed, elongated body similar to that of the bass.
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; harvestfishharvestfish,
common name for a fish of the family Stromateidae (butterfish family), a family of fishes with almost circular bodies and small mouths. The butterfish, or dollarfish (genus Peprilus), is found from Maine to South Carolina during the summer.
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Whiting

 

( Odontogadus merlangus), a fish of the family Gadidae. Body length, 30–35 cm. The lower jaw is shorter than the upper. Whitings are found along the European coast of the Atlantic Ocean; a special subspecies inhabits the Black Sea. The fish live in coastal waters and make no significant migrations. Whitings reach sexual maturity in the first or second year. Spawning is intermittent, with most of the eggs being deposited from December through March. The roe are deposited in deep waters, but the fry live in upper zones of the waters. The fry feed on plankton, and the adults on small fishes.

whiting

[′wīd·iŋ]
(oceanography)
A patch of seawater that contains a substantial amount of calcium carbonate and therefore appears white relative to surrounding water.

whiting

Calcium carbonate pigment; used as an extender in paint, in putty, and in whitewash.

whiting

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1. an important gadoid food fish, Merlangius (or Gadus) merlangus, of European seas, having a dark back with silvery sides and underparts
2. any of various similar fishes, such as Merluccius bilinearis, a hake of American Atlantic waters, and any of several Atlantic sciaenid fishes of the genus Menticirrhus
3. Austral any of several marine food fishes of the genus Sillago
4. whiting pout another name for bib (the fish)

whiting

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white chalk that has been ground and washed, used in making whitewash, metal polish, etc.
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George was with Whiting and the boy's brother Peter on a Sunday morning trip to the pool.
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