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]
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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

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References in classic literature ?
If the turpentine don't work, I'll try French chalk, magneshy, and warm suds.
The carpenters and platers used to line off the deck with French chalk - they would mark those lines with blue paint and do a little right angle of blue paint.
A mixed media artist, Kettle has broadened his choice of materials for this show, incorporating French chalk and shellac along with his more familiar ink and oil paint.