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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The occupation of catching and rendering certain marine mammals. Also: Thrashing; Beating

Usage examples (36)
  • Noun : I had a whale of a time in Europe
  • At present only research whaling is allowed, but a lot of whales hunted become food under the guise of ‘scientific’ research.
  • Since 1986, when the International whaling Commission (IWC) 's moratorium was enforced, commercial whaling is prohibited in Japan.
  • Conservationists say the whaling is a cover for the sale and consumption of whale meat. for more
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