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  • whalelike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a whale or that of a whale …   Useful english dictionary

  • whale — I. noun (plural whales) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwæl; akin to Old High German hwal whale and perhaps to Latin squalus sea fish Date: before 12th century 1. or plural whale cetacean; especially one (as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ostariophysan — ▪ fish Introduction  any of about8,000 species of bony fishes (bony fish) belonging to a group that includes the majority of freshwater fishes throughout the world. Familiar representatives of this group are the minnows (minnow), suckers (sucker) …   Universalium

  • desert — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. waste, wilderness, solitude. See uselessness, seclusion. II v. leave, forsake, abandon; secede, run away; leave in the lurch, be faithless, ditch (sl.). See avoidance, relinquishment. n. reward, due …   English dictionary for students

  • Leviathan —    In Hebrew lore, primordial monster DEMON of the seas and king of beasts. Leviathan is described in the book of Job as a huge whalelike creature who is nearly invulnerable; spears do no more than tickle him:    His back is made of rows of… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • large — adj 1. big, great, huge, enormous, colossal, herculean, mighty; prodigious, gigantic, giant, gigan tean, monstrous, monumental; stupendous, tremendous, towering, staggering, imposing, mountainous; tall, high, grand, grandiose, great big, Sl.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fat — [adj1] overweight beefy*, big, blimp, bovine, brawny, broad, bulging, bulky, bull, burly, butterball*, chunky*, corpulent, distended, dumpy, elephantine, fleshy, gargantuan, gross, heavy, heavyset*, hefty, husky, inflated, jelly belly*, lard,… …   New thesaurus

  • whale — 1. n. (pl. same or whales) any of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, having a streamlined body and horizontal tail, and breathing through a blowhole on the head. Phrases and idioms: a whale of a colloq. an exceedingly good or fine… …   Useful english dictionary

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