Chalk in a sentence

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Definition of Chalk

  • A soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate, and having the same composition as common limestone.
  • 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.
  • To rub or mark with chalk.
  • To manure with chalk, as land.
  • To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
  • a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces
  • an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  • a pure flat white with little reflectance
  • a soft whitish calcite
  • write, draw, or trace with chalk

How to use chalk in a sentence. Chalk pronunciation.

Walking lightly over the turf, she noticed the chalk marks significant of golf, and wondered how the game was played.
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The ci-devant millionaires were busied with retrenchment; the Government engaged in sweeping in as many pink shells as were lying about the country; the mechanics contrived to live upon chalk and sea-weed; and as the Aboriginal would not give his corn away gratis, the Vraibleusians determined to give up bread.
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Through the lanes, strewn thickly with the brown and yellow leaves of late autumn, up the steep chalk hill and over the bare bleak downs, the old horse pounded steadily along with the two grave little boys and their squeaking black companions.
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But this soon gave place to rock as they neared the piled-up ice, which looked to Saxe like huge masses of dull white chalk, veined in every direction with blue.
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What matters the sand or the whitening chalk, The blighted herbage, the black'ning log, The crooked beak of the eagle-hawk, Or the hot red tongue of the native dog?
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Soon another kind follows-a pale olive-green lichen that fruits in bumps of rich brown velvet; then another branching like a tiny tree-there is a ghostly kind like white chalk rubbed lightly on, and yet another of small green blots, and one like a sprinkling of scarlet snow; each, in turn, of a higher and larger type, which in due time prepares the way for mosses higher still.
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I'm cert'nly mighty glad that he's only marked it on in black chalk 'n' not chopped it out o' the bottom o' the lion.
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The nest-egg may be wholly factitious and made of china, marble, chalk, stone or iron painted white; the hen does not seem to care so long as it bears some resemblance to an egg.
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I, perhaps, ought to insist upon your telling me what you want of the chalk.
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They all laughed at this often quoted blunder, and Harry began: "You see, Mother, that yesterday John Green contrived, while we were in school, and engaged in doing our lessons, to make a great B on Frank's and my back, with a piece of chalk.
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The next day after school, she asked them what they had done about John Green, and whether they had spent their money for chalk to write dunce on his back.
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The poor fellow could not tell, for he is a real dunce, though we did not chalk the word on his back.
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Straight as a chalk line from the sandstone ledge on their right to the straight-walled butte on their left stretched that boundary line between the untamed wilderness and the tamed-a barbed wire fence; a four-wire fence at that, with stout cedar posts whereon the wire was stretched taut and true.
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In the course of the conversation he seized an opportunity of discussing portraits in general, to give himself a pretext for examining the frightful _pastel_, of which the color had flown, and the chalk in many places fallen away.
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I looked on a multitude of people, some white, in white coats, vests, pantaloons, even white cloth shoes, made snowy with chalk duly laid on every morning; but the majority of the people were almost as dark as negroes-women with comely features, fine black eyes, rounded forms, inclining to the voluptuous, clad in a single bright red or white garment that fell free and unconfined from shoulder to heel, long black hair falling loose, gypsy hats, encircled with wreaths of natural flowers of a brilliant carmine tint; plenty of dark men in various costumes, and some with nothing on but a battered stove-pipe hat tilted on the nose, and a very scant breech-clout; -certain smoke-dried children were clothed in nothing but sunshine -a very neat fitting and picturesque apparel indeed.
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The master was an artist, but Beardsley only gave chalk talks.
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Leonard Gaultier, who published this engraving towards the end of the sixteenth century, reproduced a great many portraits besides from chalk drawings, in the style of his master, Thomas de Leu.
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Why! here are a parcel of words full as analogous as chalk and cheese, or a cat and a cart-wheel!
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Others cut fire into steaks with a knife, and drew water with a fish-net. Others made chalk of cheese, and honey of a dog's t-d. We saw a knot of others, about a baker's dozen in number, tippling under an arbour.
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Old Doctor M.E. Church agrees to split fifty-fifty, half to her and half to heaven, then he vamps to Nome and chalks his monaker over the Kid's.
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Examples of Chalk

Example #1
Her thoughts were more at rest; she had made her plan for the evening; all that had to be done was to kill time for another hour or so.
Example #2
Without difficulty she obtained her cup of tea, loitered over it as long as possible, strayed yet awhile about the Downs, and towards half-past six made for the railway station.
Example #3
The intellectual part of the nation were intently interested in discovering the cause of the National Distress.
Example #4
The nation reconciled itself to the revolution in its fortunes.
Example #5
There was not much conversation on the road, for, although Gabriel was an excitable and talkative boy, he was now so fully impressed by the importance of the undertaking that he was unusually silent, and Roger was naturally rather quiet and deliberate.
Example #6
But Roger and Gabriel realised it fully, and the next morning between five and six o'clock, while it was still all grey, and cold, and misty, they set forth triumphantly on their way to market with the pigs carefully netted over in the cart.