from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who calks.
- n. A calk on a shoe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who calks.
- n. A calk on a shoe. See Calk, n., 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who calks; especially, one whose occupation is the calking of ships.
- n. Same as calk.
- n. One who calculates nativities.
Learning that my trade was that of a calker, he promptly decided that the best place for me was in New Bedford, Mass.
It was imparted to me by a calker, who owned a woolly French poodle, which remarkable animal, he informed me, used to swim out regularly once a week, -- on
In the fort it was decided to leave about forty men "with a provision of bread and wine for more than a year, seed for planting, the long boat of the ship, a calker, a carpenter, a gunner, and many other persons who have earnestly desired to serve your Highnesses and oblige me by remaining here and searching for the gold mine."
While before the law of the State he was the equal of any other man, caste prejudice prevented him from finding work at his trade of calker; and he therefore sought employment as a laborer.
Douglass's new friends advised him to go to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where whaling fleets were fitted out, and where he might hope to find work at his trade of ship-calker.
Was sent to Baltimore to learn the ship-calker's trade.
Others were there, not of the church; Kibby Baker, the atheist, who had heard the news through the church window where he peeped at the worshipers; Miah White's brother, the ship-calker, summoned by his sister; a score of others, herding down the dark wind.
Hugh Auld easily succeeded in getting young Douglass apprenticed to a calker, in the extensive ship-yards of William Gardiner, on Fell's Point.
Page 66 back to common labour, at which he could earn less than one-half of what he could have made as a calker.
Auld, Hugh, apprentices Douglass to a ship-calker, 51; sells Douglass his own time, 55; sells Douglass into freedom, 113.
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