n.— «The whale had a slightly smaller companion, and while both creatures obliged by spouting repeatedly and showing off their smooth grey-blue backs (in spite of their size, blue whales are surprisingly slim and tapered), the acrobatics were definitely over. However, each was more than happy to show off its tail as it dove deep into the water. In whale speak, this is known as “fluking.”» —“Whales visit L.B. coast” by A.K. Whitney Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California) July 23, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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