chalk pit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chalk pit a quarry for chalk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chalk pit a pit in which chalk is dug.
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Usage

In literature:

And then he became interested in the men who were working in the chalk pit down below.
"The Research Magnificent" by H. G. Wells
Chalk-pits are often seen in the hills.
"Chambers's Elementary Science Readers" by Various
The Somme district is composed of chalk pits; wherever the ground was dug up it showed white.
"S.O.S. Stand to!" by Reginald Grant
He points with his iron crook at a narrow line which winds up the Down by some chalk-pits; it is a footpath from the corner of the road.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Towards the Pozieres road there was a famous chalk pit.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
It happened in a chalk pit: the man went over the edge quite blindly and broke his neck.
"A Thin Ghost and Others" by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
The carriages were now brought forward from a chalk-pit, where they had been concealed, and formed a line in front of the spectators.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
So I shall end this chapter at the bottom of a chalk-pit.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
In 1520 a curate from Marcilly hired Germain Rou for two sovereigns to hide a baby in a chalk-pit, and then fled to Rome.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Our chalk pit was practically under the muzzles of about a dozen field guns.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
And there was an old chalk-pit.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He continued to fling stones at a mark on the lower lip of the chalk pit.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
The main efforts were directed against the chalk pit north of Hill 70, and between Hulluch and the Hohenzollern redoubt.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
We have a notorious example of this kind in the Lizard found in a chalk-pit, and brought alive to the late Dr Clark.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
We foun' these here up by the chalk pit.
"The Parson O' Dumford" by George Manville Fenn
A workman hobserved the trap next on the downs above Clayton chalk-pits.
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
A young lad got into it; his companions launched it on a path which led gently down hill towards a very steep chalk-pit.
"Stories of Invention" by Edward E. Hale
Chalk Pit, the redoubt on the left of Hill 70, was assaulted by "A," "B" and "C" companies.
"Thirty Canadian V. Cs., 23d April 1915 to 30th March 1918" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The other permanent waters on this road are Bartlanarme in the chalk-pits, and Lepepe; also Selene pan.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
He caught sight of Marian from a ridge of down, sitting motionless and erect upon the rim of an old chalk-pit.
"The Second Fiddle" by Phyllis Bottome
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