from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box containing powdered chalk, in which public dancers and acrobats rub the soles of their feet to prevent them from slipping.


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  • Bud went to work gravely opening the chalk-box as if it were a small treasure-chest, and finally produced a long, smooth stick of chalk and handed it to her with shining eyes.

    A Voice in the Wilderness


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