Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See tophus.

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  • n. A mass of chalk.
  • n. A chalk-like concretion, consisting mainly of urate of sodium, found in those affected with gout; a tophus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mass of chalk.
  • n. A chalklike concretion, consisting mainly of urate of sodium, found in and about the small joints, in the external ear, and in other situations, in those affected with gout; a tophus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, a concretion, for the most part of sodium urate, deposited in the tissues and joints, especially of the ears, hands, and feet, of persons affected with gout.
  • n. A lump of chalk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout

Etymologies

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chalk +‎ stone

Examples

  • Extrication required amputation — Mr. Ralston 's left-handed severing of his right forearm, which was pinned between a chalkstone boulder and the canyon wall.

    Dark

  • The building is constructed of basalt and chalkstone and made use of elements from an earlier structure on the site.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • And about 50 meters into the canyon at this narrow section, I encountered a place where I was standing on top of a chalkstone with about a ten-foot elevation drop.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2003

  • I down climbed off the main, top chalk stone, stood on the intermediate chalkstone and, at that point, saw that there was some good hand holds around the back side of the chalkstone.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2003

  • And as I put a rotating torque force on that intermediate chalkstone that's the one that rotated.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2003

  • With a piece of chalkstone picked from the rubble, I marked my path; but that was well-nigh the last glimmer of ordinary human sense in me, as I drew kilometer by kilometer near to my finality.

    The Day of Their Return

  • The white chalkstone glitters from afar; the light grey feldspar assumes a warm flesh tint; the limestone becomes straw color; the crystals of hornblende flash like fire-flies; and the veins of white quartz, running with their nodules of serpentine and chlorite through the dark clay-slate, gleam as do chain lightnings through the clouds.

    Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

  • A monumental effigy was also erected to him, "made of white chalkstone"; and this is almost certainly the figure now placed

    The Cathedral Church of Peterborough A Description Of Its Fabric And A Brief History Of The Episcopal See

  • Describing a herd of reindeer which had passed near him, Little Mok took up a piece of Old Mok's red chalkstone and on the wall of the cave drew a picture of the animal.

    The Story of Ab A Tale of the Time of the Cave Man

  • The Antiquarian Society have got Goody Carlisle (762) for their president, and I suppose she will sit upon a Saxon chalkstone till the return of King Arthur.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

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