any of several European fishes of the cod family, especially Merlangus merlangus.
Other definitions for whiting (2 of 2)
pure-white chalk (calcium carbonate) that has been ground and washed, used in making putty, whitewash, silver polish, etc.
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How to use whiting in a sentence
Ann whiting, of Castle Rising, Norfolk presented the couple with a crocheted shawl which she had spent six months making.
No more the death kiss of whiting Awards and Pew Fellowships.
Then sweep it all off, and go over them with a flannel dipped in a mixture of bran and finely powdered whiting.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Fly-specks and finger-marks can be removed with a damp cloth or alcohol, and the mirror polished with whiting and chamois.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Put ammonia or borax in the water used, or else rub the glass with whiting, or a scouring soap which is not gritty.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
whiting, of Glastonbury, entertained five hundred people of fashion at one time, and had three hundred domestic servants.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
To possess himself of the small estate of these youths, whiting had recourse to a most diabolical plan.The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 1/2 | Camden Pelham
British Dictionary definitions for whiting (1 of 2)
an important gadoid food fish, Merlangius (or Gadus) merlangus, of European seas, having a dark back with silvery sides and underparts
any of various similar fishes, such as Merluccius bilinearis, a hake of American Atlantic waters, and any of several Atlantic sciaenid fishes of the genus Menticirrhus
Australian any of several marine food fishes of the genus Sillago
whiting pout another name for bib (def. 3)
British Dictionary definitions for whiting (2 of 2)
white chalk that has been ground and washed, used in making whitewash, metal polish, etc: Also called: whitening
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