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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 527 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CLINKER. (a) (From an old Dutch word klinkaerd, from klinken, to ring), a hard paving brick, a brick with a vitrified surface, or a fused mass of brick; also the incombustible residue of coal, which occurs, half-fused into hard masses, in grates or furnaces; a fused mass of lava. (2) (From clinch, or clench, a common Teutonic word, meaning " to fasten together "), a term appearing usually in the form " clinker-built " as opposed to " cravel-built," for a boat whose stoles overlap and are not fastened. " flush."
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