(v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
(1) He has clamped down on political dissent, and where he has attempted to solve economic problems, he has been at best cack-handed.
(2) In a strong reaction to the Guardian's disclosure that George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander are planning to say that an independent Scotland could not keep the pound, the SNP said the three were guilty of "cack-handed panicky" tactics.
(3) But even at the climax, he's reduced to bashing cack-handedly at the atomic bomb casing with a gold brick, trying in vain to stop the countdown, only for a CIA man to step in at the last minute and calmly flick the "off" switch.
(4) Mr Osborne has his own gaming habit, but in his case the game is to political rather than financial ends – and he is more cack-handed about it than any top banker.
(5) But there’s a feebleness and a lack of robustness about the Beeb – and obviously cack-handedness – that has allowed it to be in this position of people going: ‘Ooh, the BBC, it’s a big worry’.
(6) Another reason British television has felt so disarmed, confused as to what it's for or where it should be going, is because of the consistent, cack-handed, interference from politicians, goaded by the press, and the rather supine and scared way the broadcasting executives have failed to fight back, too scared to face the rebuke of the press headlines.
(7) As a demonstration of the cack-handed and unhelpful approach to psychological assessment those in the media seem to regularly adopt, let's assess Piers Morgan.
(8) They insist that she made Britain great again, even as they attempt, so cack-handedly, to manage serious economic failure.
(9) Trouble is that it was such a low dose and so cack-handedly presented that most of the public didn't recognise it as a stimulus at all.
(10) And the prospect of sickly, overworked adolescents hoiking up their nightshirt and lunging for a bedpan with the words, "I need a cack."
(11) It's so easy to forget how brilliant this dude is, and to conflate him with the 10 billion cack-handed music parodists that clog up YouTube these days.
(12) Rights groups said Nivat's expulsion was the latest cack-handed move by the Kremlin, which stands accused of failing to properly investigate the killings of crusading Russian journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, shot dead in Moscow in 2006, and of using KGB tactics against reporters who displease those in power.
(13) The cack-handed attempt at electoral reform, which offered only the flawed alternative vote system , turned out to be a Liberal Democrat own goal.
(14) But some of those MPs did not like the then defence secretary's handling of the crisis, any more than they did his cack-handed defence review.
(15) Hunt took over a department damaged by cack-handed reforms of his predecessor, which antagonised doctors and nurses while proving a political disaster for his party.
(16) He rarely gets the chance to be a truly hands-on father and becomes very aware of his own ineptitude; a man’s cack-handedness with nappies is an enduring gag.
(17) In practice, the goal was probably unobtainable – though the naive, cack-handed and inconsistent execution made matters worse.
(18) However, you did not have to take any job you were offered or sign on for any cack-handed advice or sham education scheme.
(19) They know this is a rather cack-handed panicky campaign manoeuvre.
(20) The issue is not going away and the Sunday Times story may reflect a cack-handed attempt by some within the British security apparatus to try to take control of the narrative.
(v. t.) To drive tarred oakum into the seams between the planks of (a ship, boat, etc.), to prevent leaking. The calking is completed by smearing the seams with melted pitch.
(v. t.) To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
(v. t.) To copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt style or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held.
(n.) A sharp-pointed piece of iron or steel projecting downward on the shoe of a horse or an ox, to prevent the animal from slipping; -- called also calker, calkin.
(n.) An instrument with sharp points, worn on the sole of a shoe or boot, to prevent slipping.
(v. i.) To furnish with calks, to prevent slipping on ice; as, to calk the shoes of a horse or an ox.
(v. i.) To wound with a calk; as when a horse injures a leg or a foot with a calk on one of the other feet.
(1) Three case reports are given where the horses were shoed with full bar shoes with clips and high calks, and were given two months rest in a box.