Every seaman, from cabin boy to captain, suddenly got rich in the gamble of trade for prized blue-fox skins and narwhal tusks.
The top of this totem is an exact replica of our narwhal horn.
One of the royal treasures of Denmark is the narwhal throne of the Castle of Rosenberg.
And—I think I may say I have the finest collection of narwhal tusks in the world.
In the 'tween-decks of the narwhal, Buck and Curly joined two other dogs.
You know the unicorn is always represented with a narwhal's tusk?
The narwhal, for his part, had fared badly in that last encounter.
It could swim in the sea, and was so big that it could haul whale and narwhal to shore.
Great care must be used as the hunters draw near the narwhal for that long tusk could make a hole through a boat in an instant.
It was the face of Chanley Beddoes, the lost second torpooner of the narwhal.
1650s, from Danish and Norwegian narhval, probably a metathesis of Old Norse nahvalr, literally "corpse-whale," from na "corpse" + hvalr "whale" (see whale). So called from resemblance of its whitish color to that of dead bodies. The first element is from PIE *nau- "death; to be exhausted" (cf. Old English ne, neo, Gothic naus "corpse," Old Cornish naun, Old Church Slavonic navi, Old Prussian nowis "corpse," Lettish nawe "death," Lithuanian novyti "to torture, kill").