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whaling

noun

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whaling

verb
present participle of whale

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The first known use of whaling was in 1688

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“Whaling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whaling. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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