Seafarers made household utensils, such as sewing tools, from whalebone , and today scrimshaw is as much associated with Nantucket as the lightship baskets unique to the island.
a whalebone bodice
He works in wood, ivory, whalebone , and bronze, and after a year in Europe he brought several tons of Cararra marble home with him to Suquamish.
Whales and dolphins were also hunted for their meat, as well as other useful products such as whalebone and fat.
Corsets fell out of style in the 1850s, but returned later in the 19th Century; made of canvas with steel or whalebone casings, they were designed to give women 13-inch waists.
Moves are afoot to preserve a whalebone in Birsay which has stood overlooking the sea for more than a century.
She was one of those astonishing Victorian women who conquered mountains and crossed scorching deserts corseted in whalebone and steel, sporting smart designer tweeds and improbable hats.
When we wear them we come out bruised and cut where the whalebone digs in.
I bet Susan would look really good in a whalebone corset and a bustle.
The bow itself could be simply of wood or of a composite of horn or whalebone placed between two thin pieces of yew and covered in tendon, while steel bows appear from the 14th century.