chalk line

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Noun1.chalk line - a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
string, twine - a lightweight cord
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If a disk stops on a chalk line, it does not count anything.
"I have been thinking about a simple chalk line on a sidewalk drawn decades ago for people standing in line to view Mayor Harold Washington's body, which was lying in state at the rotunda between City Hall and the Cook County Building," Orr said.
When designing a layout of the corrals, I mark my layout with a chalk line. I can measure and mark where all of my posts and gates will go.
Some intrepid anglers have cemented this theory for us by drawing a chalk line on their charts between winter and spring spots and trolling along those lines with some success, using boards and suspending minnowbaits that dive only 5 to 10 feet over depths of 60 feet or more in some cases.
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Using a clear rotary ruler and cutter, cut along the centerline beginning at the lower edge and ending at the second chalk line.
homebuilders for the remainder of the spring and beyond, according to Fitch Ratings in the latest edition of the 'Chalk Line'.
The essential tools needed in this craft include saw, drill, hammer, tape measure, chalk line, pencil, utility knife, tin snips, nail puller, speed square, framing square, and chisel.
Never use a red chalk line for making what you hope are temporary markings on anything that will be visible after the job is complete.
After the footer was set up, I used a chalk line, tape measure and square to determine where the bottom layer of blocks should be laid.