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  • n. Plural form of calkin.


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  • With this shoe a certain amount of forced exercise is advisable, and at intervals of about two weeks the calkins should be somewhat lowered, until the heels are brought as close to the ground as is possible.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • This, to a very great extent, may be remedied by the use of a shoe with calkins and an extended toe-piece (see Fig. 84).

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The horse was a big animal, and freshly shod with heavy shoes, on which a toe-piece and calkins were used.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • By means of an elongated toe-piece to the shoe and calkins, which were shortened every fifteen days, the filly was completely cured in seventy days. '

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • There is no doubt that they are most common in animals shod with heavy shoes and with high and sharp calkins.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • And turned the calkins upon her feet, and ridden her far away.

    Verses 1889-1896

  • We regret our inability to give the reference or authority for a report that we have seen, stating that by one kick of a horse the lenses of both eyes of a man were synchronously knocked through the eyeballs by the calkins of the horseshoe.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Two weeks from now, the only thing calapri is going to be known as is National Champion ..... calkins, you honestly get worse with each article.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • Others, again, say that seedy-toe may result from a prick in the forge, from hot-fitting of the shoe, from standing on a dry and sandy soil, or from the use of high calkins on the front shoes.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • a shoe with calkins or with very high heels should be removed, and a shoe with an ordinary flat web substituted.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot


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