Chalk-stone

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chalk-stone a stone or piece of chalk:
    • Chalk-stone (pl.) the white concretions formed round the joints in chronic gout
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cealc, like Fr. chaux, is from L. calx, limestone.

Usage

In literature:

He was a martyr to the gout, and his hands and knuckles were a mass of chalk-stones.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
I am going to try and drop a chalk bomb near that stone fence.
"Tom Swift and his Aerial Warship" by Victor Appleton
To the unassisted eye chalk looks simply like a very loose and open kind of stone.
"Autobiography and Selected Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
In his pocket he carries a lump of red chalk, and when we had made our selections he marked each stone with a broad red cross.
"Great Possessions" by David Grayson
From the age of twenty-five his fingers were enlarged and deformed by chalk-stones, which were discharged twice a year.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace & Philip Wharton
Raphael, says I, could 'ave done a masterpiece with them 'ere chalks and a nice smooth stone.
"Vain Fortune" by George Moore
Preference should be given to stone or rock lime over chalk lime.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
To the unassisted eye chalk looks simply like a very loose and open kind of stone.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Mittens covered her wrists, and her fingers, painfully swollen with chalk-stones, plied her knitting-needles.
"More Tales of the Ridings" by Frederic Moorman
Rubble and chalk were cleared away, and the stone carefully slid down the plane to its foundation.
"Stonehenge" by Frank Stevens
A few pieces of a soft white stone were found that marked on the blackboard like chalk.
"Lessons on Soil" by E. J. Russell
He sat down to work out his sum with a piece of chalk on a smooth stone.
"The Book of Dragons" by Edith Nesbit
Arrange a collection of objects of various shapes, sizes, colours, and weights, as cork, glass, lead, iron, copper, stone, coal, chalk.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
A dark, rich loam, free from stones, on chalk beneath at a great distance.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
The game is already chalked upon the stones.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
It was composed of chalk, rag-stone, and rubble, exactly resembling the walls of the church.
"The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple" by Charles G. Addison
The cliffs are white chalk, riddled with gulls' nests, or warm red-brown crumbling sand-stone.
"The Tree of Knowledge" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
He lived quite alone in the stone built shanty perched on the highest pinnacle of the great sun bleached chalk cliffs.
"The Scarecrow and Other Stories" by G. Ranger Wormser
They were finished by the application of chalk, and by rubbing them with pumice-stone.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Chemical or fatty crayon is a composition intended to be used on the stone plate in dry form like Spanish or Parisian chalk.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
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