(The), in a Greenlander's galley, is a small room
constructed of staves, something like an empty cask. It is fitted up
with seats and other conveniences, and here the person on watch
continues for two hours looking out for whales. The whale generally
announces his approach by a “blowing,” which may in favourable
circumstances be heard several miles off.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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