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oakum

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  • loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships (noun.substance)
    a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn (noun.substance)
     
hypernym fiber fibre

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