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  • n. The appearance of non-gloss paint on an exterior surface due to chemical deterioration and removal by weather.
  • v. Present participle of chalk.


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  • If a cellular feature has some discernable function and if it seems to be beyond what is biologically reasonable to expect of chance, then with varying degrees of confidence we are justified in chalking it up to design.


  • The Beavers (2-4, 1-2 Pac-10) forced seven turnovers in chalking up their first victory at Washington since 1985.

  • Guess Mom doesnt like the idea of chalking up another year.

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  • The concept was based on the tradition of "chalking" whereby supporters of riders and the tour write messages on the route.

    Nike Chalkbot campaign wins cyber lions grand prix

  • Ultimately, open public access will lead to the destruction of the resource, either through outright desecration or from less malevolent behaviors such as "chalking" or "rubbings."

    A Question For The Archaeology Blogosphere

  • Do you think it's possible excessive "chalking" could fall under that same statute?

    Marshall Democrat-News Headlines

  • This is what happens to the tip of the cue when it is used during a pool or billiard game for too long without "chalking," which usually prevents this from happening.


  • Throughout the book he is largely unapologetic about his drug intake, chalking up his longevity to his expertise as a user: It's not only to the high quality of the drugs I had that I attribute my survival.

    The Rehab Album

  • Are we just chalking this up to an incoherent perspective? brewmn Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Bush and Asia

  • Who has managed a professional football club for the greatest number of games without ever chalking up a single win?" asks Justin Horton."

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