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Synonyms for chalk

a soft whitish calcite

a pure flat white with little reflectance

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an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride

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

write, draw, or trace with chalk

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He quickly rubbed out what he had written, gave her the chalk, and stood up.
Dolly was completely comforted in the depression caused by her conversation with Alexey Alexandrovitch when she caught sight of the two figures: Kitty with the chalk in her hand, with a shy and happy smile looking upwards at Levin, and his handsome figure bending over the table with glowing eyes fastened one minute on the table and the next on her.
He snatched the chalk with nervous, trembling fingers, and breaking it, wrote the initial letters of the following phrase, "I have nothing to forget and to forgive; I have never ceased to love you."
She understood it all, and without asking him, "Is it this?" took the chalk and at once answered.
With flashing eyes she tore open the letter, snatched up the chalk, and dashed at the blackboard.
When Cecily had finished and had thrown down the chalk with bitter vehemence, he turned around with a very red face.
And in this place one of the two kings of the heathen and five of his earls fell down and died, and many thousands of the heathen side in the same place." * After which crowning mercy, the pious king, that there might never be wanting a sign and a memorial to the country-side, carved out on the northern side of the chalk hill, under the camp, where it is almost precipitous, the great Saxon White Horse, which he who will may see from the railway, and which gives its name to the Vale, over which it has looked these thousand years and more.
Edgware had been a scene of confusion, Chalk Farm a riotous tumult, but this was a whole population in movement.
For instance, the several species of the Chthamalinae (a sub-family of sessile cirripedes) coat the rocks all over the world in infinite numbers: they are all strictly littoral, with the exception of a single Mediterranean species, which inhabits deep water and has been found fossil in Sicily, whereas not one other species has hitherto been found in any tertiary formation: yet it is now known that the genus Chthamalus existed during the chalk period.
Here and there, on the walls, appeared the names of American students, and in one place the American arms and motto were displayed in colored chalks.
He said teachers need more supplies not only for teaching, "but to comply with the mountains and gigabytes of reports they have to submit." "Chalk allowance" is the popular term for the cash given to teachers at the start of the school year for the purchase of chalk, pens, erasers, paper and other school supplies.
'Chalk allowance' is released to public school teachers at the start of the school year for the purchase of school supplies such as chalk, pen, erasers and paper, among others.
Chalk Boy, a bright blue line drawing, contrasts to his jagged busy environment.
Located on First Street and in the First Street Plaza, this outdoor chalk art festival features artists that spend two days on their hands and knees creating pieces of art on the pavement, only to have them washed away by time and the elements.
Elsewhere in France, chalk cliffs can be found in Normandy, but apart from short sections of coast in Northern Ireland and the Baltic islands of Mon in Denmark and Rugen, Germany, the rest of Europe's chalk landscapes are confined to southern England.