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  • "The coaking just above the cap is not what any of our friends could wish."

    Patrick O'Brian: H.M.S. Surprise (1973)

    April 22, 2011

  • "the operation of uniting two or more pieces together in the centre, by means of small tabular projections formed by cutting away the solid of one piece into a hollow, so as exactly to make a projection on the other in such manner that they may correctly fit, and the butts prevent the pieces from drawing asunder lengthways. Different methods of coaking are pursued."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 91

    October 12, 2008