French chalk


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French chalk

n.
Chalk made of a soft white variety of talc, used by tailors for marking fabrics and by dry cleaners for removing grease spots.

French chalk

n
(Minerals) a compact variety of talc used to mark cloth or remove grease stains from materials

French′ chalk′


n.
a talc for marking lines on fabrics.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.French chalk - a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains
talc, talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
Translations

French chalk

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References in classic literature ?
If the turpentine don't work, I'll try French chalk, magneshy, and warm suds.
The easiest way to get into these suits was to use French chalk or washing up liquid.
Back on the rink, if they forgot to put the French chalk down you would all go down to the toilets and flood them to get water on the floor to help you get traction.