chalk dust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chalk dust dust resulting from writing with a piece of chalk "chalk dust covered the teacher's hands"
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Usage

In literature:

From head to foot I was powdered almost as white with chalk and dust, as if I had come out of a lime-kiln.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
Her skin is chalked and powdered with dust, she smells dust, and behind the wall are roses!
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
Just chalk-dust ones for practice.
"Tom Swift and his Aerial Warship" by Victor Appleton
The road ran by the door so near that the chalk dust half covered the lintel.
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
I shake out the chalk-dust from the skirts of my dress.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
And he walked away toward the wash-room to cleanse his ponderous pink hands of chalk-dust.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
He had to stay in a schoolroom and breathe chalk dust.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
Irving finished his writing, dusted the chalk from his fingers, and returned to his seat.
"The Jester of St. Timothy's" by Arthur Stanwood Pier
Thus chalk dust sifted into a non-luminous flame renders it luminous.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Avoid the chalk, the brick dust, and the charcoal, and think on a pearl and a ripe peach.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Murcia has a small bit of seacoast, but the rest of it is mostly desert land where the earth looks like chalk-dust.
"Getting to know Spain" by Dee Day
Sepia made of coal dust and white chalk made of gypsum suffice for pigments.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
A little talcum powder, French chalk, or powdered boracic acid dusted on the table makes the stock handle easier.
"Paper-Cutting Machines" by Niel, Jr., Gray
One was a Public School Teacher with a tickle of chalk dust in her lungs.
"The Sick-a-Bed Lady" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
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
Feed bread or cracker crumbs, moistened with boiled milk, into which a little powdered chalk has been dusted.
"Natural and Artificial Duck Culture" by James Rankin
This dust settled over areas as large as Europe and in some places the chalk is a mile in depth.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Now dust over with resin and French chalk, and etch again with the etching solution, full strength.
"Practical Lithography" by Alfred Seymour
Every body, horse and all, was covered with the continual rain of chalk-dust.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II" by Various
After drying out the flesh is fluffed and the grain dusted with French chalk.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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In poetry:

I’m timidly approaching as the night falls
And kiss the dust and chalk in awe and thrill
Of this tombstone, artless, white, and cold
The sweetest of the earthly words! Rakhil!
"Rakhil's Tomb" by Ivan Bunin

In news:

Volunteers spray runners with yellow chalk dust at the first color station during the color run in downtown Lawrence Saturday, Oct 6, 2012.
PHISH > CHALK DUST TORTURE.
Chalk Dust and Paper Cuts.
Chalk Dust and Paper Cuts.
The chalk dust is still looming after this victory.
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