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Clinker

verb
1.
Clear out the cinders and clinker from.
2.
Turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning.



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"Clinker" Quotes from Famous Books



... was astonishingly beautiful and pleasing. Mr. Bumpkin was taken through the Picture Gallery, which he enjoyed, although he would have liked to see one or two like the Squire had got in his Hall, such as "Clinker," the prize bull; and "Father Tommy," the celebrated ram. But the Archbishop probably had never taken a prize: not ...
— The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit • Richard Harris

... fond I am of a good horse—a real well-bred clinker. I'd never have been here if it hadn't been for that, I do believe; and many another Currency chap can say the same—a horse or a woman—that's about the size of it, one or t'other generally fetches us. I shall never ...
— Robbery Under Arms • Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

... Ben explained, using gestures to indicate the direction. "Planking may mean boards or thinner stuff. The planks are jointed at the edges so as to fit close, and the spaces between are stuffed with oakum, which is called calking. A clinker-built boat is put together in the same way, but one plank laps over another; and we generally call this kind of boat a lap-streak. Now, youngsters, we are going to take the oars—not yet, till you know how to do it. The first command ...
— The Boat Club - or, The Bunkers of Rippleton • Oliver Optic

... Speedwell's head toward the island, and just at that moment the sail-boat came in sight. The Champion—for that was her name—was classed among the swiftest sailers about Lawrence; in fact, there was no sloop that could beat her. She was a clinker-built boat, about seventeen feet long, and her breadth of beam—that is, the distance across her from one side to the other—was great compared with her length. She was rigged like Frank's boat, having one mast and carrying a mainsail ...
— Frank, the Young Naturalist • Harry Castlemon

... of the shrubbery, where the rockery was, Gustus stooped and dragged out a big clinker—then another, and another. There was a hole like a big rabbit-hole. If Edward had really been a white rabbit it would ...
— The Magic World • Edith Nesbit



Words linked to "Clinker" :   change, fragment, clinker block, clear out, brick, clean out, clinker brick



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