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LOGGERHEAD

An iron ball attached to a long handle, used for driving caulking into seams and in a fight.

CALK

To fill seams in a wood deck with oakum or hammer the adjoining edges of metal together to stop leaks.

CAULK

To fill seams in a wood deck with oakum or hammer the adjoining edges of metal together to stop leaks.

SHELL EXPANSION

A plan showing the seams and butts, thickness and associated welding or riveting of all plates comprising the shell plating, framing, etc.

DUMB IRON

1. A rod for opening seams prior to caulking. 2. A rigid connector between the frame of a motor vehicle and the spring shackle.

OAKUM

The material used for caulking hulls. Often hemp picked from old untwisted ropes.

CALK

To fill seams in a wood deck with oakum or hammer the adjoining edges of metal together to stop leaks.

CAULK

To fill seams in a wood deck with oakum or hammer the adjoining edges of metal together to stop leaks.

CYCLOLYSIS

Any weakening of cyclonic circulation in the atmosphere. The opposite is CYCLOGENESIS. While cyclolysis usually occurs with a filling (an increase in atmospheric pressure), the two terms should not be used synonymously.

FILLING

Increase in atmospheric pressure, particularly within a low. Decrease in pressure is called DEEPENING
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