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 for French chalk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  French \French\ (fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL.
     franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis,
     franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See Frank, a., and
     cf. Frankish.]
     Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     French bean (Bot.), the common kidney bean ({Phaseolus
        vulgaris).
  
     French berry (Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
        ({Rhamnus catharticus), which affords a saffron, green or
        purple pigment.
  
     French casement (Arch.) See French window, under
        Window.
  
     French chalk (Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
        for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk.
  
     French cowslip (Bot.) The Primula Auricula. See
        Bear's-ear.
  
     French fake (Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
        backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run
        freely.
  
     French honeysuckle (Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum
        ({H. coronarium); -- called also garland honeysuckle.
        
  
     French horn, a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a
        long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually
        expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the
        sound issues; -- called in France cor de chasse.
  
     French leave, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
        esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
  
     French pie [French (here used in sense of "foreign") + pie
        a magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
        (Zool.), the European great spotted woodpecker ({Dryobstes
        major); -- called also wood pie.
  
     French polish.
     (a) A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of
         gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or
         shellac with other gums added.
     (b) The glossy surface produced by the application of the
         above.
  
     French purple, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
        for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
        mordants. --Ure.
  
     French red rouge.
  
     French rice, amelcorn.
  
     French roof (Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
        a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
  
     French tub, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
        logwood; -- called also plum tub. --Ure.
  
     French window. See under Window.
        [1913 Webster]

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) :

  French chalk
      n 1: a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove
           grease stains

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