It had seized the shaft of the harpoon, which had broken in two, and was endeavouring to bite through the rope.
Gets harpooned, rubs the harpoon into himself, and slays himself.
Thus it facilitated the separation of the harpoon head from the unang.
Simply the circumstance of his having held on to the harpoon.
As soon as the first seals are caught with the harpoon the deer skins are prepared.
The order when the harpooner has thrown his harpoon into the whale.
Both these specimens show perforations at the lower end of the harpoon head which 491 are not found in the modern ones.
She wounded a reindeer with the harpoon and the animal soon died.
The harpoon had taken the barracuda near the tail, fortunately hitting the spine.
It took a long while to make a harpoon with many beautiful barbs.
1610s, from French harpon, from Old French harpon "cramp iron, clamp, clasp" (described as a mason's tool for fastening stones together), from harper "to grapple, grasp," possibly of Germanic origin, or from Latin harpa- "hook" (cf. harpagonem "grappling hook," from Greek *harpagon, related to harpe "sickle"). Earlier harping-iron (mid-15c.). Sense and spelling perhaps influenced by Dutch (cf. Middle Dutch harpoen) or Basque, the language of the first whaling peoples, who often accompanied English sailors on their early expeditions. Also see -oon.
1774, from harpoon (n.). Related: Harpooned; harpooning. For agent-noun forms, harpooner is from 1726; harpooneer from 1610s.