Sarah Albee: Coming Unravelled

From: Sarah Albee
http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/2012/07/coming-unravelled/
July 13, 2012 at 05:09AM

The task of picking oakum–unravelling old ropes–was a standard punishment in prisons, and also common work for those living in 19th century poorhouses. The loose fibers were used to plug the spaces between the planks in wooden sailing ships.

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