• (noun): A horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets.
    Synonyms: baleen

Some articles on whalebone:

Anglo-Saxon Runes - Inscriptions - Frisian
750 æpa Rasquert swordhandle (whalebone handle of a symbolic sword), late 8th c ... Hantum whalebone plate ahak[ the reverse side is inscribed with Roman ABA ... Bernsterburen whalebone staff, ca ...
Corset - History
... nearly 350 years, women's primary means of support was the corset, with laces and stays made of whalebone or metal ... It was a simple bodice with tabs at the waist, stiffened by horn, buckram, and whalebone ... Stays took a different form in the 18th century, whalebone began to be used more, and there was more boning used in the garment ...
The Secret Warning - Plot Summary (revised Edition)
... Early who tells them the story of Red Rogers, the ‘Jolly Roger’, and Whalebone Island, where he is said to haunt ... The next day the boys receive a map in the mail showing a red X on Whalebone Island ... ship that is sent to search the Katawa, which happens to be sunk very close to Whalebone Island ...
Johannes Zumpe - Action
... right jack a wire with leather stud on top, known by the workmen as the "old man's head" whalebone rear guide, projects from the end of the key, works in a ...

Famous quotes containing the word whalebone:

    Can he who has discovered only some of the values of whalebone and whale oil be said to have discovered the true use of the whale?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)