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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chisel used for calking the seams of vessels.
  • n. A broad-bladed, dull-edged chisel used in driving waterproofing material between the cracks of a stone sidewalk.


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  • The very first blow I struck on the cotton with the calking-iron, which I thought was right, many others thought wrong.

    Sailing Alone Around the World

  • The calking-iron, the kettle of boiling vault-cement, and the fire under the kettle,

    Leaves of Grass


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