chalk

The Correct spelling is: chalk

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  • n.
    1. A soft compact calcite, CaCO3, with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
      1. A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
      2. Games. A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
    2. A mark made with chalk.
    3. Chiefly British. A score or tally.
    tr.v., chalked, chalk·ing, chalks.
    1. To mark, draw, or write with chalk: chalked my name on the blackboard.
    2. To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
    3. To make pale; whiten.
    4. To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
    phrasal verb:

    chalk up

    1. To earn or score: chalk up points.
    2. To credit or ascribe: Chalk that up to experience.

    [Middle English, from Old English cealk, from Latin calx, calc-, lime. See calx.]

    chalkiness chalk'i·ness n.
    chalky chalk'y adj.


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