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

  Junk \Junk\, n. [Pg. junco junk, rush, L. juncus a bulrush, of
     which ropes were made in early ages. Cf. Junket.]
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     1. Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making
        gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces,
        forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
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     2. Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and
        sold by junk dealers.
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     3. Hence: Something worthless, or only worth its value as
        recyclable scrap.
     4. (Naut.) Hard salted beef supplied to ships.
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     Junk bottle, a stout bottle made of thick dark-colored
     Junk dealer, a dealer in old cordage, old metal, glass,
     Junk hook (Whaling), a hook for hauling heavy pieces of
        blubber on deck.
     Junk ring.
        (a) A packing of soft material round the piston of a steam
        (b) A metallic ring for retaining a piston packing in
        (c) A follower.
     Junk shop, a shop where old cordage, and ship's tackle, old
        iron, old bottles, old paper, etc., are kept for sale.
     Junk vat (Leather Manuf.), a large vat into which spent tan
        liquor or ooze is pumped.
     Junk wad (Mil.), a wad used in proving cannon; also used in
        firing hot shot.
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