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sheet of slate

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Living Perkins, who could not sing, dropped a piece of maple sugar in her lap as he passed her on his way to the blackboard to draw the map of Maine.
Since you refuse to tell me who wrote it, open it yourself, take this chalk, and copy the contents on the blackboard that we may all enjoy them.
With flashing eyes she tore open the letter, snatched up the chalk, and dashed at the blackboard.
If she hated him so intensely that she would rather write that note on the blackboard than sit with him, what use was it to sigh like a furnace longer for her?
Now the master, mellow almost to the verge of geniality, put his chair aside, turned his back to the audience, and began to draw a map of America on the blackboard, to exercise the geography class upon.
'Balbus is a great man,' he wrote on the blackboard.
Phillips took a chalk crayon and wrote on the blackboard above her head.
But why one should go out to dine with one's own daughter or sister, as if one's under-petticoat was a blackboard, I do NOT understand.'
"I sat the man in the ill-fitting clothes in a comfortable chair, and simply wrote words on a blackboard; and the machine simply recorded the variations of his pulse; and I simply observed his manner.
In the lower windows, which were decorated with curtains of a saffron hue, dangled two or three printed cards, bearing reference to Devonshire cider and Dantzic spruce, while a large blackboard, announcing in white letters to an enlightened public, that there were 500,000 barrels of double stout in the cellars of the establishment, left the mind in a state of not unpleasing doubt and uncertainty as to the precise direction in the bowels of the earth, in which this mighty cavern might be supposed to extend.
I feel like a kind of blackboard by this time anyway.
Back in the 1940s, primary education was focussed on reading, writing and arithmetic; everyone had to face the front and read off blackboards; not to mention not speaking unless you were spoken to.
A blackboard can be partitioned into an unlimited number of sub- blackboards (planes, panels).
Makmalbaf's second feature is an even more ambitious effort entitled Blackboards. The film looks at the lives of Kurdish refugees living on the perilous Iran-Iraq border and skilfully illustrates how education is often the first casualty in times of conflict.