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date: 20 May 2024

caulk, to, 

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Author(s):
 Dear Dear, Peter KempPeter Kemp

to drive, with a caulking iron, oakum or rope fibre into the seams of a ship's wooden deck or sides in order to render them impervious to water. After the oakum was driven in hard, the gap between the planks was filled with hot ... ...

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