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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unraveling old ropes.

Usage examples (23)
  • Work for men was usually stone breaking or oakum picking.
  • Are you absolutely obliged to straighten at once what is crooked? to stuff every hole with some kind of oakum?
  • Where he cleans out his cell and picks oakum all day;
  • If rope oakum is used, the strands of the rope can be used. for more
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