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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Junk,
 
Latin, juncus, from jungo, to join; used for binding, making baskets, mats. The juncus maritmus is useful in binding together the loose sands of the sea-shore, and obstructing the incursions of the sea. The juncus conglomerätus is used in Holland for giving stability to river-banks and canals. (See RUSH.)   1
 


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