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calkin

[kaw-kin, kal-]
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  1. calk2(def 1).

Origin of calkin

1400–50; late Middle English kakun < Middle Dutch calcoen hoof < Old French (Walloon) calcain < Latin calcāneum heel; see calcaneum
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Historical Examples

  • Instances are the patents issued to Messrs. Calkin and Muller.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • The Calkin's soap ware was packed away on the top shelf of the pantry.

    The Shoulders of Atlas

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • Sylvia meditated selling enough Calkin's soap to buy a new one, and stow that away in Mr. Allen's room.

    The Shoulders of Atlas

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • Mrs. Jim Jones had a mirror which she had earned by selling Calkin's soap, which Sylvia considered much handsomer.

    The Shoulders of Atlas

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • “Mrs. Jim Jones has got a beautiful one she bought selling Calkin's soap,” she said.

    The Shoulders of Atlas

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman