Usage examples for oakum
Accordingly, the signal for our ship to engage, among others, was hoisted, we being advertised, the night before, to make everything clear for that purpose; and, in so doing, a difference happened between Captain Oakum and his well- beloved cousin and counsellor Mackshane, which had well nigh terminated in an open rupture. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
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