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there she blows

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there she blows

  1. (nautical) The traditional hail of the lookout in a whaler when sighting the spouting water thrown up by a whale surfacing.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, ch. 47:
      "There she blows! there! there! there! she blows! she blows!"
      "Where-away?"
      "On the lee-beam, about two miles off! a school of them!"