cetacean
The order Cetacea includes whales, dolphins, and porpoises.Cetus is Latin and is used in biological names to mean "whale"; its original meaning, "large sea animal", was more general. It comes from Ancient Greek κῆτος (kētos), meaning "whale" or "any huge fish or sea monster".
conseil
advice in french
fathoms
a fathom is used to messure water depth, is equal to 6 feet.
French Frigate
square-rigged warship
Gymnotus
species-rich group of electric eels
halberd
A halberd (also called halbert or Swiss voulge) is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries.
hitherto
Until this time
kraken
are legendary sea monsters of gargantuan size, said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland.
leviathan
is a sea monster referred to in the Bible
Mizzen-mast
the third mast, or the mast immediately aft of the main-mast. Typically shorter than the fore-mast.