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  • The similarity between the fate of Iranon and the fate of returnees from the Otherworld I'm thinking specifically of Herla's men, but there are others is another chalk-mark for our habit of reading the so-called "Dreamland" stories as "FaĆ«rie" stories instead.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Once, you may remember, we discoursed about a chalk-mark on the door.

    Roundabout Papers

  • Well, upon my word and conscience, if things are coming to THIS pass, Mrs. Toddles and Mrs. Doddles, mum, I think I will go up stairs and get a basin and a sponge, and then down stairs and get some hot water; and then I will go and scrub that chalk-mark off my own door with my own hands.

    Roundabout Papers

  • On the doorpost of the house of a friend of mine, a few inches above the lock, is a little chalk-mark which some sportive boy in passing has probably scratched on the pillar.

    Roundabout Papers

  • The erasure of the chalk-mark outlines of her other life.

    Blue Nude

  • One must certainly draw the line, but while one was about it one should draw it straight: it was a very crooked chalk-mark that would exclude the Countess Gemini.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • The movement was as exact as if the leader had drawn a chalk-mark on the ground.

    How to Speak Dog

  • It was as if a wet cloth had swept across a blackboard, erasing a swath of chalk-mark stars.


  • The chalk-mark on the bottles was intended to be cabalistically private, but an acquaintance with the occult dialect of Spanish Zingari convinced you that 1/2, meant nothing else than that the bottles represented twelve and a half cents each, with three years interest, -- a fabulous sum, but lavished in a direction where the pledge of a dukedom had not been irrational, if the object could not have been otherwise accomplished.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Then he skipped back over the chalk-mark before the umpire could order him back.

    Rival Pitchers of Oakdale


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