chalkpit


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chalkpit

(ˈtʃɔːkˌpɪt)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) a quarry for chalk
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Noun1.chalkpit - a quarry for chalk
stone pit, quarry, pit - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
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chalkpit

[ˈtʃɔːkpɪt] Ncantera f de creta

chalkpit

[ˈtʃɔːkˌpɪt] ncava di gesso
References in periodicals archive ?
They were formed from chalkpits quarried by the Romans 2,000 years ago, and are now listed as a French national monument.
Rudd, secretary to William Jarvis, sported green hair when covering the course in 4hrs 35mins last year, but her normal dark brown mop almost turned white during a recent morning run up to the chalkpits at the back of the Limekilns gallop.
The main cellars are in Reims, in Gallo-Roman chalkpits excavated more than 2,000 years ago.