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Clinker   Listen

Clear out the cinders and clinker from.
Turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning.

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"Clinker" Quotes from Famous Books

... railway-conductors, "gentlemanly and attentive" hotel-clerks, "gracious, gentlemanly, and gallant" tavern-keepers, and their "lovely and accomplished brides." The soul of a footman is expressed by the pen of an abigail,—and the one not a Humphrey Clinker, nor the other a Winifred Jenkins,—and we are expected to admire the result as a good imitation of a lively, intelligent, well-bred American young lady! We protest ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 12, October, 1858 • Various

... got it all as his tongue got thicker from the vodka. But I learned Hell's full of comrades who've sworn to their god, Lee-Nine, they'll toss you to the wolves. They aim to pull Joe Stalin off his clinker-picking job ...
— Satan and the Comrades • Ralph Bennitt

... of its beef-steaks. It should also be added that they were served fresh from the grill, a fact which is accentuated by the allusion which Smollett places in one of Melford's letters to Sir Walkin Phillips in "Humphry Clinker": "I send you the history of this day, which has been remarkably full of adventures; and you will own I give you them like a beef-steak at Dolly's, hot and hot, without ...
— Inns and Taverns of Old London • Henry C. Shelley

Words linked to "Clinker" :   clinker block, clear out, clean out, change, fragment, brick

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