whale englannista suomeksi
pyytää valaita, metsästää valaita
Any species of Cetacea.
Something, or someone, that is very large.
1920 September, “A Reformed Free Lance” (pseudonym), “Doctoring a Sick Encyclopedia”, in ''The Writer'', Volume XXXII, Number 9, page 131:
- It was a whale of a job. (..) It took two months, and the fair blush of youth off my cheeks.
- But when it comes to his business life and business career, L. Clayton|Will Clayton is not as other men; he is such a whale of a lot better that it suggests a qualitative as well as a quantitative difference.
Something, or someone, that is excellent.
2002, Kathleen Benson, Philip M. Kayal, Museum of the City of New York, ''A Community of Many Worlds: Arab Americans in New York City'', Syracuse University Press (ISBN), page 54
- My own father only wrote one poem in his life as far as I know, but it was a whale of a lyric, the kind you would give your whole life to write, which he did, but that is another story.
2006, June Skinner Sawyers, ''Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter'', Penguin (ISBN)
- Busley Crowther in ''The New York Times'' called it “a whale of a comedy” even though he couldn&39;t tell the four musicians apart except for Ringo (“the big-nosed one”).
2013, Fred Holtby & Chris Lovie, ''ROWDY - THE STORY OF A POLICE DOG'', Lulu.com (ISBN), page 105
- They were having a whale of a time when a very stern looking shop assistant came over to tell them off.
(senseid) In a casino, a person who routinely bets at the maximum limit allowable.
An investor who deals with very large amounts of money.
To hunt for whales.
To thrash, to flog, to beat vigorously or soundly.
1852, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, ''Why Mr Sellum disposed of the horse'' (chapter XIV in ''Works'', volume 22):
- Brought him back, put him in the stall—low stable—got out of his reach, and then begun to whale him. Then he kicked up agin; (..)
1865 May, ''Three Days at Camp Douglass'', in ''Our Young Folks: An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls'', volume I, number V, page 296:
- "I wouldn't let him. When you were a boy in your part of the country, and other boys told tales about you, what did you do with them?" "Whaled 'em like time, Captin'," answered the man; "and if ye'll only shet yer eyes to 't, I'll whale him." "I can't allow such things in the prison," said the Captain; "and besides, the fellow will be lame for a fortnight, and wouldn't be a match for you in that condition. Let him get limber, and then, if you don't whale him, I'll make you walk the ladder for a month." The result was, the conscript officer received a sound thrashing; and did not commit another act worthy of punishment for a week.
2004, Steve Frazee, ''Voices in the Hill'' ((ISBN)):
- They beat him down and kept whaling him after he was flat.
A (l) or cetacean.
An oceanic monster.
The meat of the whale.