Red chalk


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Red chalk an indurated clayey ocher containing iron, and used by painters and artificers; reddle.
    • Red chalk See under Chalk.
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In literature:

The boy marked them, utilizing the great chunk of red chalk which every country boy carried in his pocket some forty years ago.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
The sides are often painted with red chalk in figures of fur animals, birds, and fishes.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
Next day the cobbler pointed out the house to another, who marked it with red chalk.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
To-day, that was so accursed, was to be marked now in his calendar with red chalk.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
And since there were other passages branching off the main stem Paul thought it wise to bring his red chalk into play.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
His red face was a fine contrast for his rainbow-hued hair, but Agnes was as white as chalk.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
Upon leaving Taka, the road to Suakin and the shores of the Red Sea lay over a chain of chalk hills.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The faces of female figures were colored white, with a thick coat of lime or chalk, and the eyes red.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Michelangelo used indifferently red chalk, pen and ink, and charcoal or pencil.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
My face was chalk white and low down on my cheeks were nice round bright red spots.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
Your eyelids get red an' the lids all puffy, an' you're white as chalk.
"Prisoners of Poverty" by Helen Campbell
After he had gone, they found it on the doorstep, a mark apparently made with red chalk drawn all around the rim.
"The Red Miriok" by Anna M. Barnes
It contained a number of sketches of the same scene, likewise in red chalk.
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
Netta and Rose had amulets on which the circles were drawn in red chalk.
"Here and Hereafter" by Barry Pain
Divided by the part in the middle, one half of the wiry hair stuck up, the dead white hue of chalk, admitting its stains of red.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
His face was as chalk, and the red scar across the nose flamed as so much fiery paint.
"Sons and Fathers" by Harry Stillwell Edwards
In Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and parts of Norfolk the Selbornian is represented by the Red Chalk.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Mrs. D.'s ain't of no particular colour at all just now, except red; and t'other's is like chalk.
"Mildred Arkell, Volume II (of 3)" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Then it is coated with the red chalk as described in the beginning, but so thinly that the design can be seen plainly through the red coat.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
See, it is marked in red chalk.
"Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts

In poetry:

only skunks, that search
in the moonlight for a bite to eat.
They march on their solves up Main Street:
white stripes, moonstruck eyes' red fire
under the chalk-dry and spar spire
of the Trinitarian Church.
"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell

In news:

The Cedar Springs Lady Red Hawks Varsity Basketball team chalked up another win last week when they took on the Sparta Spartans at home, on Friday, December 17.
To this day, those who fence wear white gear, but the tradition of blunting a weapon with red chalk to mark points on an opponent has long passed.