chalk out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chalk out make a sketch of "sketch the building"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chalk out to trace out, as with chalk, to plan
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Oh, I think England would be much better for E. B. C. and you: but I can't say anything against what he thinks the Duty chalked out for him.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
The channels are swift and deep, full of exquisitely clear water just out of the chalk.
"The Old Front Line" by John Masefield
It was a castle literally dug out of chalk cliffs.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
The whole being written by the mate of the watch with chalk, is rubbed out every day at noon.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
You're not the first fellow who's been in the corridor after 'lights out' by long chalks.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Looking in the pink of condition, Chalk came out for the first event, one mile, and won hands down by several lengths.
"Life and sport in China" by Oliver G. Ready
A man may be the creature of his wife's lofty projects, and yet dream all the time that he is altogether chalking out his own course.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
His face went white as chalk, and great drops of perspiration stood out on his forehead.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
Bentham was, of course, disgusted by the divergence of his clients from the lines chalked out by proper respect for law and order.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Weigh out and add 5 grammes precipitated chalk to each flask.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
It was as if the man had been a mere figure chalked upon a board ... and then someone had taken a sponge and wiped him out.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
This young man had chalked out for himself the most extraordinary theological course I ever heard of.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The first five chalk touches bring a head into existence out of nothing.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
The long winding trenches cut out of the chalk twisted and wound along valley and dale like a serpent.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Fancy going out of the world with a taste of chalk in your mouth.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Fifteen seconds later I was out in the street, sponging the chalk from my face.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
I lost the thirteenth train for Chalk Farm by going out of the wrong door.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 5, 1890" by Various
The King felt in his pocket and brought out three pieces of chalk.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
At his feet in the chalk floor the shells had gouged out holes as deep as rain-barrels.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
In these parts the whole soil is chalk, and whenever it holds up, in half an hour it is dry enough to walk out.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
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In poetry:

It was the night of the alligator:
snouts moving out of the slime,
in original darkness, the pullulations,
a clatter of armour, opaque
in the sleep of the bog,
turning back to the chalk of the sources.
"Some Beasts" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

So, why not bring out that chalk board .
Doctors in India said that they pulled a four pound hairball caked in chalk out of a girl's stomach.
Eric Lacy A 4.2-mile hopscotch course laid out over the weekend in chalk is believed to be a world record.
They're inviting artists, community leaders, kids, families and businesses to come out and chalk up 22,720 feet worth of Detroit's sidewalks.
The chalk washes out in the shower, allowing for temporary style.
Check out some pictures of this year's Chalk on the Walk.
Friday was Walk Out Day at Northwest and also the day of the Chalk Walk.
The toys beat out plastic green Army men, the board game Clue, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Lite-Brite, the Magic 8 Ball, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, the electronic game Simon, the tea set and Twister.
I first fell in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint when I visited R. Check out the kitchen dancers.
Three Days Grace's new single "Chalk Outline " is the first single from the band's forthcoming album Transit of Venus due out October 2.
Gaze out onto the diamond and you see four bases, green grass and crisp chalk lines that mark fair or foul territory, however, there is something different with this particular field.
An Ethan Hawke-toplined staging of "Ivanov" and a production of "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" with a score by Duncan Sheik will fill out the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway's Classic Stage Company.
Chalk up summer '93 as make-out time at the movies.
Chalk Outline' is the first single from the album "Transit of Venus", which is slated to come out on October 2nd.
Armed with a handy Correction Kit – including an array of Sharpies, chalk, and the "elixir of correction" (Wite-Out) – they spotted 437 typos and were able to fix 236 of them.
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