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Definitions of whalebone

  1. a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A firm, elastic substance resembling horn, taken from the upper jaw of the right whale; baleen. It is used as a stiffening in stays, fans, screens, and for various other purposes. See Baleen. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A stiff, springy substance found in the upper jaw of whales. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. An elastic substance like bone, from the upper jaw of the whale. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. An elastic substance from the upper jaw of the whale. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The horny substance from the palate of certain whales. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A firm, elastic substance taken from the upper jaw of the whale. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. An elastic horny substance obtained from the upper jaw of the whale. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. A firm elastic substance from the upper jaw of the whale. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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