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chalk


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chalk  \Chalk\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chalked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Chalking}.] 
  1.  To  rub  or  mark  with  chalk. 
 
  2.  To  manure  with  chalk,  as  land.  --Morimer. 
 
  3.  To  make  white,  as  with  chalk;  to  make  pale;  to  bleach. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  Let  a  bleak  paleness  chalk  the  door.  --Herbert. 
 
  {To  chalk  out},  to  sketch  with  or  as  with  chalk;  to 
  outline;  to  indicate;  to  plan  [Colloq.]  ``I  shall  pursue 
  the  plan  I  have  chalked  out.''  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chalk  \Chalk\,  n.  [AS.  cealc  lime,  from  L.  calx  limestone.  See 
  {Calz},  and  {Cawk}.] 
  1.  (Min.)  A  soft,  earthy  substance,  of  a  white,  grayish,  or 
  yellowish  white  color,  consisting  of  calcium  carbonate, 
  and  having  the  same  composition  as  common  limestone. 
 
  2.  (Fine  Arts)  Finely  prepared  chalk,  used  as  a  drawing 
  implement;  also  by  extension,  a  compound,  as  of  clay  and 
  black  lead,  or  the  like  used  in  the  same  manner.  See 
  {Crayon}. 
 
  {Black  chalk},  a  mineral  of  a  bluish  color,  of  a  slaty 
  texture,  and  soiling  the  fingers  when  handled;  a  variety 
  of  argillaceous  slate. 
 
  {By  a  long  chalk},  by  a  long  way  by  many  degrees.  [Slang] 
  --Lowell. 
 
  {Chalk  drawing}  (Fine  Arts),  a  drawing  made  with  crayons.  See 
  {Crayon}. 
 
  {Chalk  formation}.  See  {Cretaceous  formation},  under 
  {Cretaceous}. 
 
  {Chalk  line},  a  cord  rubbed  with  chalk,  used  for  making 
  straight  lines  on  boards  or  other  material,  as  a  guide  in 
  cutting  or  in  arranging  work 
 
  {Chalk  mixture},  a  preparation  of  chalk,  cinnamon,  and  sugar 
  in  gum  water,  much  used  in  diarrheal  affection,  esp.  of 
  infants. 
 
  {Chalk  period}.  (Geol.)  See  {Cretaceous  period},  under 
  {Cretaceous}. 
 
  {Chalk  pit},  a  pit  in  which  chalk  is  dug. 
 
  {Drawing  chalk}.  See  {Crayon},  n.,  1. 
 
  {French  chalk},  steatite  or  soapstone,  a  soft  magnesian 
  mineral. 
 
  {Red  chalk},  an  indurated  clayey  ocher  containing  iron,  and 
  used  by  painters  and  artificers;  reddle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chalk 
  n  1:  a  soft  whitish  calcite 
  2:  a  pure  flat  white  with  little  reflectance 
  3:  a  piece  of  chalk  (or  similar  substance)  used  for  writing  on 
  blackboards  or  other  surfaces 
  v  :  write,  draw,  or  trace  with  chalk 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Chalk,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  79248 




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