Submit to his apologia for Murmelstein, or chalk this up to a case of a filmmaker courting controversy?
He poses for the cameraman with his arms crossed in front of a chalk board that says, "Take back the night."
Wyden and Paul are the central pairing in the group—and in terms of U.S. politics, the two lawmakers are chalk and cheese.
The Cadet turned suddenly with a surprised look, opened his hand and said ‘a piece of chalk,’ at the same time displaying it.
She currently serves as founder and CEO of Drop the chalk, LLC.
And when I looked at him, I saw his face was as white as chalk.
The chalk is deeply indented in many places, and is honey-combed with caves.
This earth is white like chalk, and makes the water thick and milky.
Where's that piece o' chalk you had when you marked out your tumbler-quilt?
The strata of sand with oyster-shells, and particularly a thick stratum of chalk, is found near Reading.
Old English cealc "chalk, lime, plaster; pebble," a West Germanic borrowing from Latin calx (2) "limestone, lime (crushed limestone), small stone," from Greek khalix "small pebble," which many trace to a PIE root for "split, break up." In most Germanic languages still with the "limestone" sense, but in English transferred to the opaque, white, soft limestone found abundantly in the south of the island. Modern spelling is from early 14c. The Latin word for "chalk" was creta, which also is of unknown origin.
1570s, "to mix with chalk;" 1590s as "to mark with chalk," from chalk (n.). Related: Chalked; chalking. Old English had cealcian "to whiten." Certain chalk marks on shipped objects meant "admitted" or "shipped free," hence some figurative senses. Chalk boards also were commonly used in keeping credit, score, etc., hence figurative use of chalk it up (1903).
A soft, white, gray, or yellow limestone consisting mainly of calcium carbonate and formed primarily from the accumulation of fossil microorganisms such as foraminifera and calcareous algae. Chalk is used in making lime, cement, and fertilizers, and as a whitening pigment in ceramics, paints, and cosmetics. The chalk used in classrooms is usually artificial.
A horse favored to win
[1950s+ Horse racing; References to winning by a long chalk, an allusion to scoring points by a chalk mark, date from the 1830s]