from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See clinker.
  • noun See clinker.


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  • The mud tends to get in your cracks and you don't know if it is a klinker or dingle berry or just mud.

    Why Geithner's bailout rollout sucked so bad.

  • One moment we were in the bustle of Amsterdam; the next, we were running along a klinker road, straight as a ruler, beside a quiet canal.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • We flew over the smooth klinker road at such a rate that, had it been England, a policeman would have sprung from every bush.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • By twenties and by thirties they came, wonderful figures, and the air rang with the music of sabots on klinker.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • According to these the _lodja_ was klinker-built, with boards not riveted together but bound fast with willows, as is still occasionally practised in these regions.

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

  • Casa Blackrat was treated to "Ja ja mit der klinker" (or something like that) at high volume.

    Army Rumour Service

  • We had had avenues of trees, knotted here and there into groves; we had passed pretty farmhouses with bright milk-cans and pans hanging on the red walls, like placks in a drawing-room; we had seen gardens flooded with roses, and long stretches of water carpeted with lilies white and yellow; then we had come to pine forests and heather, and always we had had the good klinker which, though not as velvety for motoring as asphalt, is free from dust even in dry weather.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon


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