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 for chalk
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.
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     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
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     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]
     Chalk drawing (Fine Arts), a drawing made with crayons. See
     Chalk formation. See Cretaceous formation, under
     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
     Chalk period. (Geol.) See Cretaceous period, under
     Chalk pit, a pit in which chalk is dug.
     Drawing chalk. See Crayon, n., 1.
     French chalk, steatite or soapstone, a soft magnesian
     Red chalk, an indurated clayey ocher containing iron, and
        used by painters and artificers; reddle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chalk \Chalk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chalked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To rub or mark with chalk.
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     2. To manure with chalk, as land. --Morimer.
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     3. To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
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              Let a bleak paleness chalk the door.  --Herbert.
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     To chalk out, to sketch with, or as with, chalk; to
        outline; to indicate; to plan. [Colloq.] "I shall pursue
        the plan I have chalked out." --Burke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a soft whitish calcite
      2: a pure flat white with little reflectance
      3: an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the
         form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to
         the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant [syn:
         methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride,
         Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken
         feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash]
      4: a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the
         shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on
         blackboards or other flat surfaces
      v 1: write, draw, or trace with chalk

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  217 Moby Thesaurus words for "chalk":
     air brush, alabaster, art paper, ballpoint pen, besnow, blackboard,
     blanch, blaze, blaze a trail, bleach, blemish, blotch, book, brand,
     brush, calcimine, calendar, camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas,
     cartoon, carve, catalog, chalk up, charcoal, check, check in,
     check off, chronicle, cicatrize, color, copy, crayon, crosshatch,
     cut, dapple, dash, dash off, daub, define, delimit, delineate,
     demarcate, depict, design, diagram, discolor, docket, doodle, dot,
     draft, draw, drawing paper, drawing pencil, drier, driven snow,
     easel, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, eraser, etiolate, file,
     fill out, fixative, fleck, fleece, flour, foam, freckle, frost,
     gash, grave, grizzle, ground, hatch, impanel, impress, imprint,
     incise, index, ink, inkhorn, inkstand, inkwell, inscribe, insert,
     invisible ink, ivory, jot down, lay figure, lead pencil, lily,
     limn, line, list, log, maggot, make a mark, make a memorandum,
     make a note, make an entry, make out, mark, mark down, mark off,
     mark out, matriculate, maulstick, medium, milk, minute, mottle,
     nib, nick, notch, note, note down, paint, paint a picture,
     paintbrush, palette, palette knife, paper, pastel, pearl, pen,
     pencil, pepper, picture, picturize, pigments, pipe-clay,
     place upon record, plume, point, poll, portray, post, post up,
     prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, put down, put in writing,
     put on paper, put on tape, quill, record, reduce to writing, reed,
     register, riddle, scar, scarify, score, scotch, scratch,
     scratchboard, scumble, seal, seam, set down, shade, sheet,
     siccative, silver, sketch, sketchbook, sketchpad, slate, snow,
     spatula, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, spray gun, stain, stamp,
     stencil, stigmatize, streak, striate, stripe, stump, style,
     stylograph, stylus, swan, sympathetic ink, table, tablet, tabulate,
     take down, tape, tape-record, tattoo, tick, tick off, tint, trace,
     underline, underscore, varnish, videotape, white, whiten,
     whitewash, write, write down, write in, write out, write up

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