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whaling

EN[-eɪlɪŋ]
WWhaling
  • Whaling is the hunting of whales primarily for meat, oil, and blubber. Its earliest forms date to at least circa 3000 BC. Various coastal communities have long histories of subsistence whaling and harvesting beached whales.
  • Contemporary whaling is subject to intense debate. Pro-whaling countries, notably Japan, Norway, and Iceland, wish to lift the ban on certain whale stocks for hunting. Anti-whaling countries and environmental groups oppose lifting the ban.
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  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Participles
              • Present participles
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        Grammatically, this word "whaling" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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