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. And everybody in Reims vied with his neighbor in going to see them.
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.