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Chock vs. Chalk

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Chocknoun

Any object used as a wedge or filler, especially when placed behind a wheel to prevent it from rolling.

Chalknoun

(uncountable) A soft, white, powdery limestone.

Chocknoun

(nautical) Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the line can be inserted.

Chalknoun

(countable) A piece of chalk, or nowadays processed compressed gypsum, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard.

Chocknoun

(obsolete) An encounter.

Chalknoun

Tailor's chalk.

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Chockverb

(transitive) To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch.

Chalknoun

A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing, sometimes but not always limestone-chalk.

Chockverb

To fill up, as a cavity.

Chalknoun

A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers.

Chockverb

(nautical) To insert a line in a chock.

Chalknoun

The prediction that there will be no upsets, and the favored competitor will win.

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Chockverb

(obsolete) To encounter.

Chalkverb

To apply chalk to anything, such as the tip of a billiard cue.

Chockverb

To make a dull sound.

Chalkverb

To record something, as on a blackboard, using chalk.

Chockadverb

(nautical) Entirely; quite.

Chalkverb

To use powdered chalk to mark the lines on a playing field.

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Chockverb

To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.

Chalkverb

(figuratively) To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.

Chockverb

To fill up, as a cavity.

Chalkverb

To manure (land) with chalk.

Chockverb

To encounter.

Chalkverb

To make white, as if with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.

Chocknoun

A wedge, or block made to fit in any space which it is desired to fill, esp. something to steady a cask or other body, or prevent it from moving, by fitting into the space around or beneath it.

Chalknoun

A soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate, and having the same composition as common limestone.

Chocknoun

A heavy casting of metal, usually fixed near the gunwale. It has two short horn-shaped arms curving inward, between which ropes or hawsers may pass for towing, mooring, etc.

Chalknoun

Finely prepared chalk, used as a drawing implement; also, by extension, a compound, as of clay and black lead, or the like, used in the same manner. See Crayon.

Chocknoun

An encounter.

Chalkverb

To rub or mark with chalk.

Chockadverb

Entirely; quite; as, chock home; chock aft.

Chalkverb

To manure with chalk, as land.

Chocknoun

a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

Chalkverb

To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.

‘Let a bleak paleness chalk the door.’;

Chockverb

secure with chocks

Chalknoun

a soft whitish calcite

Chockverb

support on chocks;

‘chock the boat’;

Chalknoun

a pure flat white with little reflectance

Chockadverb

as completely as possible;

‘it was chock-a-block full’;

Chalknoun

amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Chalknoun

a piece of chalk (or similar substance) used for writing on blackboards or other surfaces

Chalkverb

write, draw, or trace with chalk

Chalknoun

a white soft earthy limestone (calcium carbonate) formed from the skeletal remains of sea creatures.

Chalknoun

a substance (calcium sulphate) that is similar to chalk, made into white or coloured sticks for writing or drawing.

Chalknoun

a series of strata consisting mainly of chalk.

Chalknoun

short for French chalk

Chalkverb

write or draw with chalk

‘he chalked a message on the board’;

Chalkverb

draw or write on (a surface) with chalk

‘blackboards chalked with Japanese phrases’;

Chalkverb

rub the tip of (a snooker cue) with chalk.

Chalkverb

charge (drinks bought in a pub or bar) to a person's account

‘he chalked the bill on to the Professor's private account’;

Chalk

Chalk is a soft, white, porous, sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite and originally formed deep under the sea by the compression of microscopic plankton which had fallen to the sea floor. Chalk is common throughout Western Europe, where deposits underlie parts of France, and steep cliffs are often seen where they meet the sea in places such as the Dover cliffs on the Kent coast of the English Channel.

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