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General Crossword Questions for “oakum”

  • Approval given, without a hint of hesitation, for stopgap material
  • Solid growth shown by university heading for my pieces of 1
  • Interjection used with wood to keep out the drink
  • Fibrous material from rope


  • Prisoners picking oakum at Coldbath Fields Prison in London. In modern times, the fibrous material used in oakum is derived from virgin hemp or jute. — “Oakum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • However if you spell it as "Smokin' Oakum" the meaning is a bit more obvious - oakum is highly flammable so if it's smoking it's going to be on fire pretty soon and you need to get out! to pick about 1 pound of oakum a day while a skilled experienced. — “Talk:Oakum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • User:Smokan oakum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. im This page was last modified on 6 January 2008 at 19:58. Text is available under the. — “User:Smokan oakum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • Though a wellpreserved man of no little stamina, if a trifle prone to baldness, there was something spurious in the cut of his jib that suggested a jail delivery and it required no violent stretch of imagination to associate such a weirdlooking specimen with the oakum and treadmill fraternity. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Blast him! now that I think of it, he's always wanting oakum to stuff into the toes of his boots." — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville


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