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Usage examples of "whift".
I kept an eye constantly towards the boats, and soon saw a whift planted on the back of the last whale attacked, which showed that it was dead.
It took some time before the whale was killed, and we could scarcely perceive the whift planted on its back before darkness came on.
Griffiths erected a flagstaff with a whift, which we had in the boat, increased in size by a couple of handkerchiefs.