packing, and before grout injection, a tracking dye is pumped into the bedding, to verify that injection holes have been drilled in the right area--if dye isn't seen coming through the leaks, the drilled hole has to be relocated.
GRIM Young girls pick oakum
from old ropes in a workhouse
Men and older boys picked oakum
and broke stones for roads; women and girls washed in the laundry, sewed and cleaned floors.
Amongst the male inmates, one was employed as a rough carpenter; two as shoemakers; one as a painter; one as a tinsmith; one as a tailor; one as a barber; one as a cooper; two as cooks; one as a gatekeeper; twenty-one as mess-room cleaners, wardsmen, and yardmen; tour as cleaners of day-room, bath-room, wash-house, and closets; ten as oakum
pickers; twenty-nine as agricultural labourers; and, eighty were described as incapable of work.
Soft patches typically use a combination of rubber sheet material, rags, oakum
, marline, wire, various size wedges, and canvas.
Planking was added as the frame rose, steamed and curved to fit, and caulked with oakum
here comes that ghost-devil, Fedallah; tail coiled out of sight as usual, oakum
in the toes of his pumps as usual.
The plank-bed, the loathsome food, the hard ropes shredded into oakum
till one's fingertips grow dull with pain, the menial offices with which each day begins and finishes, the harsh orders that routine seems to necessitate, the dreadful dress that makes sorry grotesque to look at, the silence, the solitude, the shame--each and all of these things I have to transform into a spiritual experience.
Jeremy Barlow is a meticulous student of eighteenth-century musical instruments, but less concerned with untangling the screwed-up oakum
knot of William Hogarth.
So you'll begin to pick oakum
to-morrow morning at six o'clock,' added the surly one in the white waistcoat.
The able-bodied were given hard work such as stone-breaking or tasks such as having to pick apart old ropes called oakum
Zacks is interested in how these people married and ate as well as in how they hove to in a storm or fixed leaks with oakum