chalky


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chalk

 (chôk)
n.
1. A soft compact calcite, CaCO3, with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
2.
a. A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
b. Games A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
3. A mark made with chalk.
4. Chiefly British A score or tally.
tr.v. chalked, chalk·ing, chalks
1. To mark, draw, or write with chalk: chalked my name on the blackboard.
2. To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
3. To make pale; whiten.
4. To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
Phrasal Verb:
chalk up
1. To earn or score: chalk up points.
2. To credit or ascribe: Chalk that up to experience.

[Middle English, from Old English cealk, from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx.]

chalk′i·ness n.
chalk′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chalky - composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
2.chalky - of something having the color of chalk; "she turned chalky white"
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
Translations
أبْيَض كالطباشيرطَباشيري
bledýkřídovitýkřídový
kridhvidkridtholdig
krétaszerû
kalkhvíturkalkkenndur
kriedový
soluktebeşir gibi

chalky

[ˈtʃɔːkɪ] ADJ (chalkier (compar) (chalkiest (superl))) (Geol) → cretáceo

chalky

[ˈtʃɔːki] adj
[soil] → crayeux/euse
[white] → crayeux/euse
to become a chalky white [face] → devenir blanc comme un linge

chalky

adj (+er) (= containing chalk)kalkhaltig, kalkig; (= like chalk)kalkartig; (= covered with chalk)voller Kalk

chalky

[ˈtʃɔːkɪ] adj (water, soil) → calcareo/a; (complexion) → biancastro/a

chalk

(tʃoːk) noun
1. a white rock; a type of limestone.
2. (a piece of) a chalk-like substance used for writing (especially on blackboards). a box of chalks.
ˈchalky adjective
1. of or like chalk. a chalky substance.
2. white or pale. Her face looked chalky.
ˈchalkboard noun
a smooth board, usually green, for writing or drawing on with crayon or chalk.
References in classic literature ?
He then struck, during several seconds, so skillfully and sharply upon the intermediary plaster, that it separated into two parts, and Monk was able to discern two barrels placed end to end, and which their weight maintained motionless in their chalky envelope.
It was of a livid chalky white, and with something set and rigid about it which was shockingly unnatural.
Still, to start on a brisk walk, and on such an errand as hers, on a dry clear wintry morning, through the rarefied air of these chalky hogs'-backs, was not depressing; and there is no doubt that her dream at starting was to win the heart of her mother-in-law, tell her whole history to that lady, enlist her on her side, and so gain back the truant.
Nazareth is wonderfully interesting because the town has an air about it of being precisely as Jesus left it, and one finds himself saying, all the time, "The boy Jesus has stood in this doorway--has played in that street--has touched these stones with his hands--has rambled over these chalky hills.
Behind the Bastille there were twenty hovels clustered round the curious sculptures of the Croix-Faubin and the flying buttresses of the Abbey of Saint- Antoine des Champs; then Popincourt, lost amid wheat fields; then la Courtille, a merry village of wine-shops; the hamlet of Saint-Laurent with its church whose bell tower, from afar, seemed to add itself to the pointed towers of the Porte Saint- Martin; the Faubourg Saint-Denis, with the vast enclosure of Saint-Ladre; beyond the Montmartre Gate, the Grange- Batelière, encircled with white walls; behind it, with its chalky slopes, Montmartre, which had then almost as many churches as windmills, and which has kept only the windmills, for society no longer demands anything but bread for the body.
All this was true of him at ten years of age; he had then read through "Chrysal, or the Adventures of a Guinea," which was neither milk for babes, nor any chalky mixture meant to pass for milk, and it had already occurred to him that books were stuff, and that life was stupid.
He lost; and while his antagonist smilingly swept away the stakes, he turned chalky white, drew back in silence, and wiped his forehead.
Then I drove up to where they're openin' the clay pit--you know, that fine, white chalky stuff we saw 'em borin' out just outside the hundred an' forty acres with the three knolls.
He sits in his bunk with his beard gone, his moustaches flaming, and with an air of silent determination on his chalky physiognomy.
If her countenance and hair had rather a floury appearance, as though from living in some transcendently genteel Mill, it was rather because she was a chalky creation altogether, than because she mended her complexion with violet powder, or had turned grey.
But good society, floated on gossamer wings of light irony, is of very expensive production; requiring nothing less than a wide and arduous national life condensed in unfragrant deafening factories, cramping itself in mines, sweating at furnaces, grinding, hammering, weaving under more or less oppression of carbonic acid, or else, spread over sheepwalks, and scattered in lonely houses and huts on the clayey or chalky corn-lands, where the rainy days look dreary.
Broadly conical in shape, it's tolerant to dry shady spots, chalky and acid soils and even urban pollution.