chalky

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chalky of something having the color of chalk "she turned chalky white"
    • adj chalky composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chalky Consisting of, or resembling, chalk; containing chalk; as, a chalky cliff; a chalky taste.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chalky Consisting of or containing chalk: as, “thy chalky cliffs,”
    • chalky Resembling chalk in any way: as, a chalky taste; a chalky fracture.
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Usage

In literature:

Pale pink, lined with a pink almost white; pale, but not chalky blues.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
On the sides of the plateau of Craonne, after two weeks' rain, the chalky mud seemed bottomless.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Kulan fingered the black tube of his neutro-beam and his broad face was chalky white.
"Vulcan's Workshop" by Harl Vincent
The men dashed on to the German trench line, stirring the rain-drenched, chalky soil to foam beneath their feet.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Behind her came her brother, whose face was chalky white.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
She came up over the last rise, chalky-white and gasping, her hair flying, in the last extremity of terror.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
The young commander was chalky white when they dragged him bound and helpless to his feet.
"The Space Rover" by Edwin K. Sloat
They lay from three to eight bluish white eggs with the usual chalky and discolored appearance.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
She glared down at his chalky face in utter scorn.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Tommy swore in a sudden raging passion and then turned a chalky face toward the other two men from Earth.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Ostensibly, I poke the land from stylized limbo, a chalky substance disturbed with every movement's cough.
"Eyeshine" by Paul Cameron Brown
His black eyes shone out from a chalky face like two burned holes in a blanket.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Observe ye not yon chalky precipice, to the right of the Norman bridge?
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
A light surface, with a chalky subsoil, is what it enjoys.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
Our way was north, through a broad and barren country, marked in the darkness only by chalky white roads and trenches.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
All these high, and indeed, all chalky lands, are excellent for sheep.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
In these places they are seen still preserving the form of a white chalky rock, which is charged in part with grains of green sand.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
In contrast to the rest, its bare plaster walls presented a dirty, chalky, and almost forlorn appearance.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Dick's face was chalky-white and haggard, and they noted his labored breathing.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
A few chalky granules under the mantle are the representatives of a shell.
"Our British Snails" by John William Horsley
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In poetry:

I found a pigeon's skull on the machair,
All the bones pure white and dry, and chalky,
But perfect,
Without a crack or a flaw anywhere
"Perfect" by Hugh MacDiarmid
The bravest man has littlest brains;
That chalky fool from Astolat
With all her dying and her pains!-
Thank God, I helped him over that.
"Guinevere At Her Fireside" by Dorothy Parker
Alone to the weight of impassivity,
Incest of spirit, theorem of desire,
Without will as chalky cliffs by the sea
Empty as the bodiless flesh of fire:
"Last Days Of Alice" by Allen Tate
The fond expecting Maid delighted stands
On the bleak summit of yon chalky bourn,
With waving handkerchief and lifted hands
She hails her darling Sailor's safe return.
"Lines Written on the Sea-Coast" by Mary Darby Robinson
"WATCH no more the twinkling stars;
Watch no more the chalky bourne;
Lady ! from the Holy wars,
Never will thy Love return !
Cease to watch, and cease to mourn,
Thy Lover never will return !
"The Lady Of Black Tower" by Mary Elizabeth Robinson
Huge Skade, of Winter daughter, giantess,
One twisting serpent hung above Loke's head,
So that the blistering slaver might splash down
Upon his chalky face, and torture him,--
For so the Asas willed for his vast crimes.
"The Punishment Of Loke" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) fetes a US Senator and Chalky White fingers a lynching suspect -- literally.
Some are just too chalky, sticky, wet, etc.
All of these judgments apply to most historical fiction - as well as the vast majority of the chalky tomes churned out by historians.
But the grape performs best in the chill chalky soils of its native land.
Four-Pound Chalky Hairball Removed From Girl's Stomach.
Lean, green and chalky .
(The word "champagne" means "chalky field.
ON a wintry Saturday, with the rain just letting up but the sky still chalky, Valerie Steele, chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, saw the summer sandal of her dreams.
On October 21, 2002, the discovery of an inscription-- Ya'akov bar Yosef akhui diYeshua --on the side of a light brown, chalky limestone box was announced at a Washington press conference.
Landscape designer Stephen Suzman likes the groundcover species Senecio mandraliscae for its fast growth and distinctive chalky-blue fleshy foliage.
Natural brand Jasön has improved its sunscreens from thick and chalky to spreadable and sports-ready.
The wrong texture can completely change the perception of flavor and turn a winning formulation into a chalky or gummy mess.
Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White in ' Boardwalk Empire'.
She used to send her runners out to practice in the chalky hills now proposed for federal protection as Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.
Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams) is looking dapper as ever on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire".
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