In the distance, the hammers of some calkers pounded the hull of a ship, and the sultry breeze brought them an odour of tar.
The calkers did not half do their work before she left port.
In every direction the heavy mallets of calkers could be heard hammering away in deadening regularity.
I was awakened the next morning at sunrise by sounds from the woods as of a gang of ship-carpenters or calkers at work.
The calkers at Montevideo paid very careful attention to the work of making the sloop tight.
The calkers' Club was the home of the sedition, and many of the members were day-laborers.
The carpenters struck where they aimed, and the calkers wasted no blows in idle flourishes of the mallet.
Blacksmiths are necessarily employed to make bolts, and calkers are indispensable.
workmen skilled in stopping the seams of the deck or sides of vessels. The inhabitants of Gebel were employed in such work on Tyrian vessels (Ezek. 27:9, 27; marg., "strengtheners" or "stoppers of chinks").