Origin of rorqual
Examples from the Web for rorqual
What is temporary in the Rorqual appears to be permanent in the Sotalia.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
The only other rorqual to do so—the blue whale—raises the flukes slightly or not at all.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic|Stephen Leatherwood
The rorqual feeds partly upon the small creatures which it captures by means of its whalebone strainer, and partly upon fishes.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
Rorqual, ror′kwal, n. a genus of whales of the largest size.
Captain Scoresby indeed mentions a Rorqual no less than 120 feet in length, but this is probably too great an estimate.The Beauties of Nature|Sir John Lubbock