Definition of Harpoons
1. Noun. (plural of harpoon) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of harpoon) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Harpoons
1. harpoon [v] - See also: harpoon
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Literary usage of Harpoons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1907)
"ARROW HEADS AND harpoons There is one peculiarity about the prehistoric relics of ... It is well known that harpoons are found at present in the far north, ..."
2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1857)
"These losses arise either from defective lines or harpoons, ... Their harpoons or lances (for they answer for either purpose) are made of mussel shells, ..."
3. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1908)
"Among the relics were a few stone implements of water- worn pebbles, of an elongated shape and slantingly FIGS. 32-86. harpoons from ..."
4. The Story of the New England Whalers by John Randolph Spears (1908)
"harpoons, Lances, Guns, and Boats The Whale Fishery, in speaking of the use of prussic acid, says that "American whalemen unanimously attribute the ..."
5. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"They make great numbers of carved harpoons or toothed spearheads (Fig. ... B and C. Imperforate harpoons or lance heads made from reindeer antler of the ..."
6. Prehistoric Scotland and Its Place in European Civilization: Being a General by Robert Munro (1899)
"M. Piette also records unilateral barbed harpoons from the cave of Mas-d'Azil in France. Hence the discovery of this variety at Oban only strengthens the ..."
7. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"They made harpoons, barbed arrowheads, and needles not much longer than our own, with pierced eyes. Burned wood and ashes are evidence of their knowledge of ..."
8. Fossil Men and Their Modern Representatives: An Attempt to Illustrate the by John William Dawson (1880)
"... and the visitor to the British Museum may see bone harpoons from the caves of the reindeer folk in France, so like those in the same collection from ..."