chalk pit

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Noun1.chalk pit - 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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chalk pit

nKalk(stein)bruch m
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Then the whole band camped with good grace outside the gate of Braine, on that hill where stands a mill, beside the cavities of the ancient chalk pits.
The first level has remains from the Thirteenth Century, while the second level dates to the Third Century, with its Gallo-Roman chalk pits (crayeres), dug by the Romans.
In March 2002, contractors excavating a new Channel Tunnel rail terminal in disused chalk pits near Gravesend, Kent, found the South London teenager's body wrapped in tarpaulin.