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  • n. Plural form of chalkstone.

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Examples

  • Slates, chalkstones, limestones, granites and porphyries form these mountains.

    Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe

  • To the east, the low mountains Chingiztau (1,000 - 1,300 m) are heterogeneous in geological structure and combined with porphyrites, chalkstones, and slates.

    Kazakh upland

  • There were some intermediate chalkstones on the way down.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2003

  • By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

    Isaiah 27.

  • These nodular concretions are called tophi or chalkstones.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

  • Can any one of us ride round him -- chalkstones and all?

    The Story of the Gadsbys

  • He had been for many years a cruel sufferer from the most atrocious form of rheumatic gout; chalkstones exuded from him like drops of blood; his limbs were all swathed in silken bandages; but at seventy years of age, and all but bedridden, there were still in his eye and in his voice the vigour and cheeriness of a young man.

    Echoes of the Week

  • Besides, there is a dignity about them when they come only like the gout in its mildest shape, to authorise diet and retirement, the night-gown and the velvet shoe; when the one comes to chalkstones, and the other to prison, though, there would be the devil.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • Instead of suppuration in this disease, as well as in the gout, a quantity of mucus or coagulable lymph is formed on the inflamed membrane; which in the gout changes into chalkstones, and in the rheumatism is either reabsorbed, or lies on the membrane, producing pains on motion long after the termination of the inflammation, which pains are called chronic rheumatism.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • According to another account, he was seen in a small house, neatly enough dressed in black clothes, sitting in a room hung with rusty green; pale but not cadaverous, with chalkstones in his hands.

    Lives of the English Poets : Waller, Milton, Cowley

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