French chalk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n French chalk a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Crayola is a French word that means "Oily chalk."
    • French chalk (Min) a variety of granular talc; -- used for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk.
    • French chalk steatite or soapstone, a soft magnesian mineral.
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Usage

In literature:

If the turpentine don't work, I'll try French chalk, magneshy, and warm suds.
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
My wife isnt allowed even to put on her gloves with French chalk.
"Press Cuttings" by George Bernard Shaw
When not painting, she was making chalk and crayon drawings, mastering the harpsichord, or lost in the pages of French, German, or Italian.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
The snow turns to French chalk, squeaking under the heel, and their breath cloaks the oxen in rime.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
French chalk is useful for removing grease-spots from clothing.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
A little French chalk, rubbed on the sides and runners, makes the running smoother.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Never rub on soap; but remove grease with French chalk, starch, magnesia, or Wilmington clay.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
I never mixed the French and history exercises, nor dipped the chalk into the red ink!
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
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
No acid or French chalk would be of any avail there.
"Trading" by Susan Warner
I tried to cover the bump on my forehead with French chalk, but it only accentuated the thing, like snow on a mountain top.
"The Window at the White Cat" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Otherwise use French chalk or magnesia powder.
"The Copeland Method" by Vanness Copeland
The substance called Venetian or French chalk, used by tailors and others, is nothing more than steatite.
"Asbestos" by Robert H. Jones
It is drawn in chalks by a French artist; they colour so beautifully.
"The Tenants of Malory" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The glass is treated with French chalk previous to collodionizing.
"Photogravure" by Henry R. Blaney
I drew a note of interrogation on her back with my bit of French chalk.
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
French chalk is the best, but common chalk will answer very well.
"The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper's Guide" by Anonymous
Mr. Mackie and the lady in orange glided out over the French-chalked floor.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
If the figure be first dusted with French chalk, it will leave the clay without trouble.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
Now dust over with resin and French chalk, and etch again with the etching solution, full strength.
"Practical Lithography" by Alfred Seymour
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In news:

Marcel Marceau , the wiry French mime who mostly performed as the chalk-faced Bip and did much to revive the art of pantomime, died Saturday in France.
Marcel Marceau , the wiry French mime who mostly performed as the chalk-faced Bip and did much to revive the art of pantomime, died Saturday in France.
Marcel Marceau, the wiry French mime who mostly performed as the chalk-faced Bip and did much to revive the art of pantomime, died Saturday in France.
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