oakum oakum

Definition(s):

  • (n) loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships

Usage(s):

  • Of late the Allies have equaled or exceeded German purchases of Yugoslav horses, lead, copper and timber, Rumanian wheat, Hungarian beans, flax and oakum.

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  • Edenton council states preference for new police station

    EDENTON — Edenton Town Council voted 5-1 recently to declare a site in the North Oakum and East Albemarle streets neighborhood as the preferred location for the new Edenton police station.
    on March 22, 2014     Source: The Daily Advance

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