Chinking


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Chinking

The material used to fill a space between the logs of a log house; composed of clay mixed with sand and hair, then covered with daubing.

chinking

chinking in a log wall
The material used to fill chinks (i.e., long cracks, openings, or fissures), especially between logs that form the exterior walls of log cabin construction. Where the cracks are small, the filling material is often mud or plaster; where the cracks are large, the filling may include wood chips, pebbles, straw, or small sticks.
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Trotter smiled, and holding his glass in his left hand, gave four distinct slaps on the pockets of his mulberry indescribables with his right, as if to intimate that his master might have done the same without alarming anybody much by the chinking of coin.
The chinking substance was then applied, covering the spaces and the nails.
This eventually evolved to just the chinking of glasses.