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calkin

[kaw-kin, kal-] /ˈkɔ kɪn, ˈkæl-/
noun
1.
calk2 (def 1).
Origin of calkin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English kakun < Middle Dutch calcoen hoof < Old French (Walloon) calcain < Latin calcāneum heel; see calcaneum
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  • 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
  • This suggests at once that a preventive is to be found in substituting a calkin that is low and square.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • 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
  • Treads, too, especially with the calkin of the hind-shoe, are especially apt to end in this way.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • 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
  • Or, on the same branch, may be turned up a calkin of sufficient height for the purpose.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

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