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  • n  a soft whitish calcite
  • n  a pure flat white with little reflectance
  • n  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
  • n  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
  • v  write, draw, or trace with chalk

  • On Giant hill over looking Cerne Abbas is the chalk drawing "The Giant.
  • Some were filled with inert lactose or powdered chalk.
  • The chalk markings appeared on the sidewalk a few days after I moved into my new house.
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  • Roger Goodell in ESPN
    The essence of Bill Walsh was that he was an extraordinary teacher,NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. "If you gave him a blackboard and a piece of chalk, he would become a whirlwind of wisdom."
  • Kobe Bryant in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    I don't think they did anything differently,Bryant said of Gasol and Odom's shooting. "I think they just missed a lot that they usually normally make, so you just chalk it up."
  • President Bush in Newsday
    You brought new glory to one of our nation's most storied basketball programs, and you gave your fans all across America one more reason to chant: Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!,Bush said, using the school's famous chant to the delight of a loyal...

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