The very day after I wrote my last, clinker was set at liberty.
clinker perceived the progress he had made, and repined in secret.
They, the clinker canoes, are easily tightened when they spring a leak through being rattled over stones in rapids.
Soon they came in sight of General, clinker, and one other of the slaves.
Go you to your sloop, clinker built, eighty tons burthen—you see I remember, Skipper Kit!
"I thought it looked too easy," I sighed, waiting for the clinker.
clinker put us next to that long before we sailed from Frisco.
The 'King's Fisher,' (p. 153) as the sketch shows, was clinker built.
Then pull forward a second portion of the fire, and spread it on the bars, removing the clinker as before.
He examined this "clinker" after it cooled, and it interested him.
"mass of slag," 1769, from klincard (1640s), a type of paving brick made in Holland, from Dutch klinkaerd, from klinken "to ring" (as it does when struck), of imitative origin. Also "a clinch-nail;" hence clinker-built (1769). The meaning "stupid mistake" is first recorded 1950 in American English; originally (1942) "a wrong note in music."
[fr clinker, ''unburnable cinder'']