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  • n  someone who launches harpoons

  • Such weapons are too light to penetrate the whale's hide, so the harpooner must literally press them home.
  • But many a Yankee countinghouse was foreclosed, many a proud harpooner sent back to the plow.
  • Says Japan's Shimasaburo Hamai, 69, retired after 45 years as a harpooner in a land where monuments were once dedicated to the souls of hunted whales: "I want our whaling tradition .

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