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Photographic Friday: clinker

1clinker \ˈkliŋ-kər\ noun

  1. a brick that has been burned too much in the kiln
  2. stony matter fused together; slag

ETYMOLOGY: alteration of earlier klincard, a hard yellowish Dutch brick [1641]

2clinker \ˈkliŋ-kər\ noun

  1. British: something first-rate
  2. a: a wrong note; b: a serious mistake or error; boner; c: an utter failure; flop; d: something of poor quality

ETYMOLOGY: clink [1733]

Fisherman’s beach
from Flickr user dans le grand bleu

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Definition retrieved from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary on 19 May 2011.