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OAKHAM or OAKUM to OPEN with a place
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OAKHAM or OAKUM to OPEN with a place

OAKHAM or OAKUM

OAKHAM, or OAKUM, the substance into which old ropes are reduced, when they are untwisted, loosened, and drawn asunder. It is principally used to drive into the seams, or intervals, between the planks of a ship, to prevent the water from entering. See the article CAULKING.

White OAKUM, is that which is formed of untarred ropes.


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