If so, make them tight with batten strips or, if very loose, calk them with oakum.
Then it was decided to take part of the cargo out and calk her topsides.
There can be grouped in the class of infectious affections such conditions as nail pricks, calk wounds and canker.
The calk of the iron shoe was left sticking in the barn door.
And I calk'late, square, he'd been a drinkin', he kinder looked and talked that way.
The more I calk up the sources, and the tighter I get, the more I leak wisdom.
We need that in our boat—if it ever gets calm enough to calk it, declared Abe.
I can calk the seams with some of our clothes, and part of the sail cloth.
My first impulse was to calk up the throat of M. Mondet with several sheets of his abominable assurances.
Sprinkle a little on the calk, heat it in the fire, watch the fire.
late 14c., "to stop up crevices or cracks," from Old North French cauquer, from Late Latin calicare "to stop up chinks with lime," from Latin calx (2) "lime, limestone" (see chalk). Original sense is nautical, of making ships watertight. Related: Caulked; caulking. As a noun, "caulking material," by 1980 (caulking in this sense was used from 1743). Related: Caulker.