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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of chalk.


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  • Chastain chalked it up to hard work, dedication, love and respect, and being part of a team that never gave less that its all.

    View from the Couch, Part 1 |

  • The priest checked the name chalked on the wall above the head of Saucer head's cot.

    Bitter Gold Hearts

  • Since the vulgar dialects of the people had neither alphabet nor orthography, he chalked the Latin words for "Penance, Solitude, and Silence," on a large flat stone, and wrote them again below in ancient English, hoping, in spite of his unacknowledged yearning for someone to talk to, that the old man would understand and leave him to his lonely Lenten vigil.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • You won't see his name chalked anywhere on Wescoe Beach this spring, but Stephen Colbert is a contender for student body president. stories

  • It might be via an audiotape this time lest an Air Force smart bomb has his name chalked on the casing if he shows up at a radio station.

    Ministry of Defence - Sri Lanka (MOD)

  • I should have kept my mouth shut, because of course, that’s when my mind leaves the board and circles back to work and the name chalked on the dirty blackboard of the precinct house.

    Beach Road

  • Although it's hard to calibrate digital milestones when e-book sales are growing so rapidly, Harper, an imprint of News Corp.'s HarperCollins Publishers Inc., said that for the first time at its publishing house, a leading nonfiction title chalked up higher digital sales than hardcover sales in its first two weeks on sale.


  • With his own hands he helped to lower that coffin into the boat, and those paupers who could read saw Jane Chester's name chalked upon the lid.

    The Old Homestead

  • Mark Wallinger's film shows the artist's first name chalked in the centre of a series of brick walls.

    The Guardian World News

  • Finding data for this was difficult and I wasn't sure of the veracity of some of the data so I kind of chalked it up to "too good to be true" and forgot about it.

    Research Desk responds: Could raising the income cap save Social Security?


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