- 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
- Even then the ship would have sunk to the bottom if Cook had not been cannyand humble enough to accept a timid midshipman's suggestion that he draw a dung-and-oakum-smeared .
- 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.
March 22, 2014 - The Daily Advance