Crossword clues for calk
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Caulk \Caulk\, n.
a viscous semisolid material of varying composition used to fill in seams of objects which are exposed to water, such as wooden ships or bath tiles; -- called also calk and caulking. After applying in a semisolid form, the material hardens and dries to form a waterproof seal. It is used in the process of caulking. It is sometimes applied together with a rope-like cord to fill larger seams.
Etymology 1 n. A pointed projection on a horseshoe to prevent it slipping. vb. 1 (context possibly dated English) (alternative spelling of caulk English) 2 To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice. Etymology 2
alt. To copy (a drawing) by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt stylus or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held. vb. To copy (a drawing) by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt stylus or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held.
Calk may refer to:
- Caulkin, a blunt projection on a horseshoe
- Calk, Kentucky, a community in Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States
Usage examples of "calk".
Sandpaper, calking material and calking compound, antifouling marine hull paint, deck paint and varnish.
The ceiling was festooned with chamber pots, lavatory seats, Victorian enema pumps, soil-glaze drainpipes, grease traps, earthenware urinals, calking tools, spanners, closet hoppers, faucets, tack moulds, basin wrenches, yarning chisels, a very old thawing steamer, bibcocks, a jerking shank and numerous blowtorches with assorted ends.
He walked quickly along the narrow calk, past the shuttered windows, still and dark.
The roar of a motorboat was funnelled along the little calk, and receded.
The more I calk up the sources, and the tighter I get, the more I leak wisdom.
However, in the mean time it had transpired that the men employed to calk the raft had found that the leak was not a leak at all, but only a crack between the logs--a crack that belonged there, and was not dangerous, but had been magnified into a leak by the disordered imagination of the mate.
That calk for a little jubilation, whether or not the planet turns out to be one they can use.
They had struck a massive right whale, bonnet calked thick with barnacles.
He wrapped them first in old woolen blankets, then in oilcloth, and calked the seams with pitch or tar or wax.
The three men spent half an hour calking about the difficulties Rangers were having in asserting themselves up front and translating their aerial superiority into goals.
And these few days it was necessary to employ in planking and carefully calking the vessel, and launching her.
I kept on, hardly even aware when calking hammers began sounding on the ways.
The ringing clatter of the calking hammers died away at twelve as the men knocked off and went home.
Sisters,' Calcutta, and see that one they're calking, the 'Montevideo,' Callao.
For calking the seams they made oakum of dry seaweed, which was hammered in between the planks.