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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whale oil, train oilnoun

    a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant

Wiktionary

  1. whale oilnoun

    Any of various oils and fats extracted from the blubber of whales and used in the manufacture of soap and lubricants (formerly as an illuminating oil).

Wikipedia

  1. Whale oil

    Whale oil is oil obtained from the blubber of whales. Whale oil from the bowhead whale was sometimes known as train oil, which comes from the Dutch word traan ("tear" or "drop"). Sperm oil, a special kind of oil obtained from the head cavities of sperm whales, differs chemically from ordinary whale oil: it is composed mostly of liquid wax. Its properties and applications differ from those of regular whale oil, and it was sold for a higher price.

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  1. whale oil

    Whale oil is a type of oil obtained from the blubber of whales, specifically through a process known as rendering. Used extensively during the 18th and 19th centuries, it was a primary source of fuel for lamps and also used in making soap, candles, and lubricants. Whale oil contains a high amount of glycerol ethers and is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. However, due to the decline in whale populations and the development of cheaper, more efficient alternatives, the production and use of whale oil has significantly decreased.

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  1. Whale oil

    Whale oil is oil obtained from the blubber of whales. Whale oil was sometimes known as train oil, which comes from the Dutch word traan. Sperm oil is a special kind of oil obtained from the head cavities of sperm whales. It is chemically different from ordinary whale oil, being mostly liquid wax. It had different properties and applications than regular whale oil, and was more expensive. Whale oil was widely used in oil lamps and to make soap and margarine. With the discovery of substitutes such as kerosene and vegetable oils, the use of whale oils declined considerably. With most countries having banned whaling, the sale and use of whale oil today is almost non-existent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whale oil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whale oil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of whale oil in a Sentence

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    We've undergone transitions like this before, we got off whale oil because something better came along. That was fossil fuels.


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