BLUBBER

BLUBBERn. The part of a whale which is to that creature what beauty is to a woman — the thing for which it is pursued.


During his past illness a dose of some kind of oil was administered to him by mistake, whereupon one of the ladies of his household began to weep. Some one attempting to comfort her, “Never mind,” said the patient; “I’ve had my oil; let her have her blubber.”
—Unpublished Memoirs of the late John B. Felton