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 for Chalk pit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chalk \Chalk\ (ch[add]k), n. [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx
     limestone. See Calz, and Cawk.]
     1. (Min.) A soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or
        yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate,
        and having the same composition as common limestone.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Fine Arts) Finely prepared chalk, used as a drawing
        implement; also, by extension, a compound, as of clay and
        black lead, or the like, used in the same manner. See
        Crayon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Black chalk, a mineral of a bluish color, of a slaty
        texture, and soiling the fingers when handled; a variety
        of argillaceous slate.
  
     By a long chalk, by a long way; by many degrees. [Slang]
        --Lowell.
  
     Chalk drawing (Fine Arts), a drawing made with crayons. See
        Crayon.
  
     Chalk formation. See Cretaceous formation, under
        Cretaceous.
  
     Chalk line, a cord rubbed with chalk, used for making
        straight lines on boards or other material, as a guide in
        cutting or in arranging work.
  
     Chalk mixture, a preparation of chalk, cinnamon, and sugar
        in gum water, much used in diarrheal affection, esp. of
        infants.
  
     Chalk period. (Geol.) See Cretaceous period, under
        Cretaceous.
  
     Chalk pit, a pit in which chalk is dug.
  
     Drawing chalk. See Crayon, n., 1.
  
     French chalk, steatite or soapstone, a soft magnesian
        mineral.
  
     Red chalk, an indurated clayey ocher containing iron, and
        used by painters and artificers; reddle.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chalk pit
      n 1: a quarry for chalk [syn: chalkpit, chalk pit]

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