1. chalk => caulk.
2. calc- "stone, pebble, limestone, lime" => caulk.
3. => stop up chinks with lime.
来自词根calc, 石子，石灰，词源同calculate, chalk. 因旧时用石灰补船缝而产生此义。
- caulk (v.)
- late 14c., "to stop up crevices or cracks," from Old North French cauquer, from Late Latin calicare "to stop up chinks with lime," from Latin calx (2) "lime, limestone" (see chalk). Original sense is nautical, of making ships watertight. Related: Caulked; caulking. As a noun, "caulking material," by 1980 (caulking in this sense was used from 1743). Related: Caulker.
- 1. Plumbers caulk joints in pipe with lead, string or a caulking compound.
- 管子工用铅 、 绳子或专用填隙材料使管子的接头不漏水.
- 2. Shipbuilders caulk wooden boats with oakum and tar.
- 3. Fibermax caulk is also used as a patchingmaterial around deteriorating burner blocks.
- 4. The sailors couldn't find anything to caulk the seam in the boat.
- 5. Caulk a pipe joint; caulked the cracks between the boards with mud.
- 堵住水管接头的缝隙; 填塞木板和泥之间的''.'缝'.''.
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