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EtymologyEdit

From whale +‎ path, after Old English hranrād.

NounEdit

whale-path

  1. (poetic) The sea(s), the ocean(s).
    • 1885, James Frederick Hodgetts, The champion of Odin; or, Viking Life in the Days of Old, page 134:
      At last a ship, called by the English a "long-ship," was put at their disposal, and the men rowed away on the whale-path back to the north.
    • 1902, The Seafarer, Cook and Tinker's translation:
      Over the whale-path, over the tracts of the sea.
    • 1989, Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned, page 108:
      The whale speeding along on the whale path, as Beowulf called it.