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- n. Alternative form of calker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See calker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as calk.
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'It was a cawker; an' the cops come in and took 'em both off ter quod. '
"Who the deuce was the queer-looking _cawker_?" we all at once inquired of Crony.
Dick -- he's my friend, a _cawker_ to be sure, but must not _stand Sam_ to an _Oxford raff_, or a Yorkshire _Johnny Raw_.
However, not to part uncivilly, and be as good as my word, I brought ben Nanse's bottle, and gave him a cawker at the shop counter; and, after taking a thimbleful to myself, to drink a good journey to him, I bade him take care of his feet, as the causeway was frozen, and saw the auld flunkie safely over the strand with
Hae, man, there's a cawker to keep your heart warm; and set down that bottle of Deacon Jaffrey's best brown stout to get a toast. "
Hae, man, there's a cawker to keep your heart warm; and set down that bottle, "quoth I, wiping the saw-dust affn't with my hand," to get a toast; I'se warrant it for Deacon Jaffrey's best brown stout. "