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#146527 - 11/28/02 02:40 PM ambergris  
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Can anybody tell me what Ambergris is? It soungs like a spice. Also how did the island get it`s name.I imagine they must get Ambergris there?

#146528 - 11/28/02 02:42 PM Re: ambergris  
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maybe I should spell check before I post. I t should be Ambergris sounds like it could be a spice.

#146529 - 11/28/02 03:45 PM Re: ambergris  
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Whale upchuck eek


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#146530 - 11/28/02 05:42 PM Re: ambergris  
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SOMEONE MAY CORRECT ME BUT IT'S NAMED AFTER WHAT WHALES EXCRETE RATHER THAN WHAT THEY VOMIT!!!!! DG


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#146531 - 11/29/02 01:02 AM Re: ambergris  
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ok but is there a use for it, or is A/C just a place where whales just ah you know

#146532 - 11/29/02 01:47 AM Re: ambergris  
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Yes, there is a use for it; the Chinese pay fortunes for amber. It comes from the entrails of Sperm Whales, and smells like Musk, is grey (thus: gris), and they use it as perfume. When you'd find any, I know the right Chinese!!


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#146533 - 11/29/02 02:10 AM Re: ambergris  
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LOL Skully...it's a waxy substance believed to be created in the sperm whale's intestines. It is used as a fixative in perfume...meaning it stops the perfume from evaporating too quickly.


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#146534 - 11/29/02 09:51 AM Re: ambergris  
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Go to the history page on this site. Towards the bottom you will find info on this subject.

//ambergriscaye.com/fieldguide/history2.html

#146535 - 11/29/02 01:22 PM Re: ambergris  
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from random house: (am'ber-grees or gris)n. an opaque, ash colored morbid secretion of the sperm whale intestine, fragrant when heated: used in perfumery.

#146536 - 12/15/02 02:20 PM Re: ambergris  
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Hey Jane....
Fragrant when heated huh? Well, I'll be... now I know why when I BBQ sperm whale during the summer on the grille outside it smells so good and attracts all kinds of critters... laugh

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