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 Meanings and Examples of CHALK
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chalk
 n.  soft, earthy substance, usually of white, used for drawing
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Even the hens and ducks came, and were at pains not to tread on the chalk marks.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
2  Some chalk marks over the waistcoat pocket were the only signs of billiards which I could see in one of them.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
3  You had chalk between your left finger and thumb when you returned from the club last night.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
4  You put chalk there when you play billiards, to steady the cue.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
5  It is a thousand pities that we have not a reproduction of those which were done in chalk upon the window-sill.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
6  They had been drawn in chalk upon the black wooden door of the tool-house, which stands beside the lawn in full view of the front windows.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
7  They say he could chalk his billiard-cue with his knuckles.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
8  There was a bar at the Jolly Bargemen, with some alarmingly long chalk scores in it on the wall at the side of the door, which seemed to me to be never paid off.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
9  But there was a quantity of chalk about our country, and perhaps the people neglected no opportunity of turning it to account.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
10  From head to foot I was powdered almost as white with chalk and dust, as if I had come out of a lime-kiln.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
11  Shtcherbatsky moved away from them, and Kitty, going up to a card table, sat down, and, taking up the chalk, began drawing diverging circles over the new green cloth.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 13
12  She was still drawing with the chalk on the table.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 13
13  He quickly rubbed out what he had written, gave her the chalk, and stood up.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 13
14  As I went along the road back to the bridge, I kept picking off little pieces of scaly chalk from the dried water gullies, and breaking them up in my hands.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
15  I carried the lunch-basket to the top of one of the chalk bluffs, where even on the calmest days there was always a breeze.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
Example Sentence:
1  The screech of the chalk on the blackboard made her wince.
2  From bent wood pendent lights to sculptural steel plant walls, their portfolio is chalk full of inventive and inspiring pieces.
3  The teacher wrote on the blackboard with a piece of chalk.
4  And he also put into the hat certain schoolboy treasures of almost inestimable value -- among them a lump of chalk, an India-rubber ball, three fishhooks, and one of that kind of marbles known as a "sure 'nough crystal."
5  An aquifer is a water - bearing rock stratum such as sandstone and chalk.
6  I can't bear the sound of chalk scraping on a blackboard.
7  Clay overlies chalk in the southern mountains.
8  With a stick of chalk he wrote her order on a blackboard.
9  The boys chalked out goalposts on the playground wall.
10  Andy Wilkinson chalked up his first win of the season.
11  The team has chalked up its fifth win in a row.
12  Several important milestones in foreign policy have been passed by this Congress and they can be chalked up as major accomplishments.
13  She chalked out a design on the blackboard.
14  Our baseball team chalked up another victory.
15  For a long time, I bought into this anti-circle bias; and while I often strayed from the straight and narrow, I always chalked up my circuitous path to personal shortcomings.