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calk, calk, caulk
calk (KAWK) (noun)
A tapered piece of metal projecting downward from the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping: During the winter, the horseshoes were made with a calk so the horse would not slip on the ice.
calk (KAWK) (verb)
To put projecting metal on the bottom of each shoe: The farmer wanted a blacksmith to calk the horse’s shoes before winter set in.
caulk (KAWK) (verb)
To fill a crack so it will not leak: At the start of each fishing season, the fishermen will caulk their boats against leaks.

The fisherman tried to caulk his boat before winter set in. Later he went to the blacksmith to have him calk his horse in preparation for the coming winter.