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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Examples from the Web for calkin
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.
Sylvia meditated selling enough Calkin's soap to buy a new one, and stow that away in Mr. Allen's room.
Mrs. Jim Jones had a mirror which she had earned by selling Calkin's soap, which Sylvia considered much handsomer.
“Mrs. Jim Jones has got a beautiful one she bought selling Calkin's soap,” she said.