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Definition of Baleen

  • Plates or blades of “whalebone,” from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balænoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth.
  • a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets

How to use baleen in a sentence. Baleen pronunciation.

It yields the article commonly known as whalebone or baleen; and the oil specially known as whale oil, an inferior article in commerce.
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In the length he attains, and in his baleen, the Fin-back resembles the right whale, but is of a less portly girth, and a lighter color, approaching to olive.
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From having the baleen in his mouth, the Fin-Back is sometimes included with the right whale, among a theoretic species denominated Whalebone whales, that is, whales with baleen.
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In connexion with this appellative of Whalebone whales , it is of great importance to mention, that however such a nomenclature may be convenient in facilitating allusions to some kind of whales, yet it is in vain to attempt a clear classification of the Leviathan, founded upon either his baleen, or hump, or fin, or teeth; notwithstanding that those marked parts or features very ..

obviously seem better adapted to afford the basis for a regular system of Cetology than any other detached bodily distinctions, which the whale, in his kinds, presents.

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The baleen, hump, back-fin, and teeth; these are things whose peculiarities are indiscriminately dispersed among all sorts of whales, without any regard to what may be the nature of their structure in other and more essential particulars.
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Nay; what thing, for example, is there in the Greenland whale's anatomy more striking than his baleen?
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Yet we have seen that by his baleen it is impossible correctly to classify the Greenland whale.
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Examples of Baleen

Example #1
The Whale; the Greenland Whale; the Black Whale; the Great Whale; the True Whale; the Right whale.
Example #2
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Example #3
His great lips present a cable-like aspect, formed by the intertwisting, slanting folds of large wrinkles.
Example #4
I reckon a monster which, by the various names of Fin-Back, Tall-Spout, and Long-John, has been seen almost in every sea and is commonly the whale whose distant jet is so often descried by passengers crossing the Atlantic, in the New York ..

packet-tracks.

Example #5
Of these so called Whalebone whales, there would seem to be several varieties, most of which, however, are little known.
Example #6
Very shy; always going solitary; unexpectedly rising to the surface in the remotest and most sullen waters; his straight and single lofty jet rising like a tall misanthropic spear upon a barren plain; gifted with such wondrous power and velocity in swimming, as to defy all present pursuit from man; this leviathan seems the banished and unconquerable Cain of his race, bearing for his mark that style upon his back.