Black chalk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black chalk a mineral of a bluish color, of a slaty texture, and soiling the fingers when handled; a variety of argillaceous slate.
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Usage

In literature:

She stood smoothing the folds of her dead black dress, her face as white as chalk above it.
"The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Her face was white, with the effect of a chalk drawing into which live, black, burning eyes had been stuck.
"The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
Thirdly, the black and white chalk.
"Hide and Seek" by Wilkie Collins
When he reached a brook he washed all the chalk away from his feathers and then returned to his nest as black as ever.
"Twinkle and Chubbins" by L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
Her hands were made to represent those of a skeleton by means of a quantity of white chalk and black charcoal.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
It was the chalk subsoil following in the wake of the black loam.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Somebody has been writin' on the front of the Methodist Church with black chalk.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
There are also many portraits in black and red chalk by Janet, a French artist who flourished in the sixteenth century.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
This drawing is made with a black and a white chalk on a gray ground; a very good way to study.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
If nothing happens he will chalk a black mark against author and magazine, as the editor knows.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
Example of bold effect by scraping out on the black-lined paper, and free use of autographic chalk.
"The Art of Illustration" by Henry Blackburn
Did you ever use a piece of chalk that scratched the black-board?
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
In Bondavara the sun never shines, the shadow of the smoke hangs like a thick cloud over the land; it is a black country, painted in chalk.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
A knowledge of the natural chalks, or colours of black, white, and red, is indispensably necessary.
"The Use of a Box of Colours" by Harry Willson
She looked attenuated and white as chalk in her black gown.
"Majesty" by Louis Couperus
Her lips were vermilion, her lacquered wig coal-black, her face chalk.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Then it was they saw something drawn with white chalk on the smooth surface of the black rock.
"Frank Merriwell's Alarm" by Burt L. Standish
His method was to make the first draught in red or black chalk on a very small scale.
"Famous European Artists" by Sarah K. Bolton
They are made of black lead, a species of chalk, or of a mixture of coloring matter with gum, size, or clay.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Then the design is drawn on it with a black chalk made of oil of vitriol, tartar, and lampblack.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
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In poetry:

Curls powdered with chalk like a black roman bust,
This prisoner, convicted of a lust
For maize, is whipped to building a great shed
For bombers; and bears the earth upon his head.
"Native Working On The Aerodrome" by Roy Fuller

In news:

(AP) One of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands has sold for 29.7 million pounds ($47.8 million) in London, smashing pre-sale estimates for the black chalk work.
One of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands sold for 29.7 million pounds ($47.8 million) in London Wednesday, smashing pre-sale estimates for the black chalk work.
LONDON—One of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands sold for 29.7 million pounds ($47.8 million) in London Wednesday, smashing pre-sale estimates for the black chalk work.
O ne of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands sold for 29.7 million pounds ($47.8 million) in London Wednesday, smashing pre-sale estimates for the black chalk work.
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