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WHALER, mar. law. A vessel employed in the whale fishery.
     2. It is usual for the owner of the vessel, the captain and crew, to divide the profits in just proportions, under an agreement similar to the contract Di Colonna. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The fact that whalers continued to hunt in all grounds provides substantial support for the argument that a ground was not hunted out before whalers moved on to a new one.21
"I took a picture of the food and returned it to The Whitley Whalers and they gave me a refund.
Japan whalers travelled as far as the North Atlantic or even to the Antarctic, killing about 500 whales last year.
WHALING ships once operated out of Liverpool but it was never a major industry in the port - at its height, around 1788, there were 21 vessels registered as whalers.
Ideas of home and homeland are interwoven with Elders' stories, the written works of whalers and explorers, and the recorded experiences of Inuit who lived in the United States for extended periods.
Japanese whalers discussed plans to resume their commercial hunting along the northeastern coast on July 1, for the first time in three decades.
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America's Early Whalemen: Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750
At 26 he was recruited into the Banana Coast whaling operation and was trained by some of the first whalers in Taiwan.
A fleet of five whalers set sail for the Southern Ocean in November, as Tokyo pursues its "research whaling" in defiance of global criticism.
Drone footage captured the 10ft bronze whalers moving in at Red Bluff beach near Kalbarri, Western Australia.