Nēohwæl

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nēohwæl (Linnæus: Monodon monoceros, on Nīwum Englisce narhwal, swā gehāten for his scinnan blēo) is medume grēat hwæl þe wunaþ on þǣm Norðan. Hē is ān þæs Monodonitidae cynnes ætædere mid þǣm hwītan hwæle; þæs hē grēatne hornlicne tusc on hēafdes ceafles uferran wynstran healfe.

Nēohwælas wuniaþ oftost on þǣm Canadisc Norðan and Grēnelendiscum wæterum; hī sind selden gefunden besūðan 65° norðernre landhīehþe and sind swīðe ānlīce gested huntere for þǣm Norðan.

On Wintere etaþ hī oftost sǣgrundbūendu dēor, oftost efenfiscas, on dīepþum swā dēop swā 1500 metera under fæstum īsflētum. Nēohwalas habbaþ gebēon gehuntod for hire bānum and flǣsce tō heore fōdan be Scrælingum þūsendu gēara; efneted huntoþ nēohwala is gīet geworht. Þēah þe heora hēafodrīm þynceþ stille wesan, se nēohwæl is gedēmed ānlīce open cwellunge for gewedercyndes andwendunge and his swīðe ānlicre fōdan etunge.