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 for clinker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clinker \Clink"er\ (kl[i^][ng]k"[~e]r), n. [From clink; cf. D.
     clinker a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous
     sound, from clinken to clink. Cf. Clinkstone.]
     1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the
        action of the fire in the kiln.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a
        grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified
        or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker, under Dutch.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or
           coal or charcoal fire [syn: cinder, clinker]
      2: a hard brick used as a paving stone [syn: clinker, clinker
      v 1: clear out the cinders and clinker from; "we clinkered the
           fire frequently"
      2: turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "clinker":
     adobe, alluvion, alluvium, ash, ashes, ashlar, atonalism,
     atonality, brand, brick, bricks and mortar, cacophony, calx,
     carbon, cement, charcoal, cinder, coal, coke, concrete, coom,
     covering materials, deposition, deposits, diluvium, discord,
     discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissonance, dissonancy,
     dissonant chord, draff, dregs, dross, ember, feces, ferroconcrete,
     firebrick, flag, flagstone, flatness, flooring, froth, fume,
     grounds, inharmoniousness, inharmony, lath and plaster, lava, lees,
     loess, masonry, moraine, mortar, off note, offscum, pavement,
     paving, paving material, plasters, precipitate, precipitation,
     prestressed concrete, reek, roofage, roofing, scoria, scum,
     sediment, settlings, sharpness, siding, silt, sinter, slag, smoke,
     smudge, smut, soot, sour note, sourness, stone, stridor, sublimate,
     sullage, tile, tiling, tunelessness, unharmoniousness,
     unmusicality, untunefulness, walling, wolf

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