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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
chalky desert sand
▪ This medicine tastes chalky.
▪ Eulah Mae felt her words thick and chalky in her mouth.
▪ I watch chalky earth plains give way to natural forest and fear for their future.
▪ In great age, the tree becomes chalky white.
▪ In the chalky air of the classroom, still?
▪ The fairways were a chalky brown, with big green circles where the sprinklers reached.
▪ The lack of urobilin in the feces will be apparent from the light brown to chalky white color of the stools.
▪ The surfaces are fresco-like, the pigment dry and chalky, and the palette severely restricted.
▪ When they'd stuck up the paintings, which made the room less like a chalky concrete box, they ran downstairs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chalky \Chalk"y\, a. Consisting of, or resembling, chalk; containing chalk; as, a chalky cliff; a chalky taste.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from chalk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Chalkiness.


a. 1 Consisting of or containing chalk. 2 Resembling chalk in any way.

  1. adj. composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk [syn: calcareous]

  2. having the color of chalk; "she turned chalky white"


Chalky was TV chef Rick Stein's rough-haired Jack Russell Terrier dog, who regularly accompanied Stein when filming his popular cookery shows and became recognised and popular in his own right - many of Stein's friends and interviewees claimed he was more famous than the chef himself.

The fearless, ferocious yet frequently affectionate terrier was a perfect foil to Stein's phlegmatic demeanor, and added notes of humour (frequently unintentional) to the series. An example was his name. Chalky had his own line of merchandise, including plushes, teatowels, art prints, art paw prints and two speciality beers - Chalky's Bite and Chalky's Bark, brewed by Sharp's Brewery.

Chalky was born in August 1989 and died on 13 January 2007, and was still filming with Rick until the last month of his life. His popularity was such that Conservative Member of Parliament Andrew Pelling tabled a motion in the House of Commons lamenting his death.

Chalky (comics)

Chalky (from Cor!!) Merged with Buster issue dated 22 June 1974

A talented and super fast artist, Chalky would use his chalks on all surfaces, including Walls, fences, pavements, planks and even glass. In the early issues he is a very good character, by the 1990s his character has become more mischievous. Many issues featured his mum and dad.

Around 1981 Chalky was voted, by the readers to be more popular than Buster and featured on the front cover for that issue.

The last few years of Buster were reprint material only, Chalky's longevity continuing until Buster's end at the beginning of 2000 The very last page of this last Buster features Chalky being arrested for vandalism, acknowledging his wrongdoing, and asking for 92,487 further cases to be taken into consideration.

Usage examples of "chalky".

Chalky white shells bearing the inverted contours of various automata were stacked along the walls.

These fishes, like the tortoise, the armadillo, the sea-hedgehog, and the Crustacea, are protected by a breastplate which is neither chalky nor stony, but real bone.

She reached for another chalky nodule of flint and her hammerstone, and struck the outer covering.

Jondalar picked up his hammerstone, an oval stone, dented and chipped from use, that fit comfortably in his hand, and began knocking off the balance of the chalky cortex in preparation for working it.

Why Arch preferred chalky, store-bought doughnuts to homemade baked goods was one of the mysteries of the ages.

Both were stripped to the waist, wearing nothing more than loincloths across their hips, leather greaves and arm-guards decorated with shells and feathers, and stripes of chalky paint that delineated the contours of their chests.

I walked over and touched a big gouge in the Sheetrock where the chalky center was pushing through.

On the cookie plate are always a few chocolate wafers, but the majority are chalky shortbreads that crumble into little pieces unless the whole thing is ingested at once.

It took a practiced eye to distinguish minor color variations in the chalky outer covering that pointed to high-quality, fine-grained flint.

With the hammerstone, Droog broke off the chalky gray outer covering exposing the dark gray flint underneath.

This time as he chipped off the chalky outer covering, he carefully shaped the stone so that the nucleus of flint remaining was a roughly flattened egg-shape.

On her way back, she saw a small, gray, chalky boulder near the creek.

It was sooty and charred, and the chalky outer cortex was a much deeper color when he cracked it open with a blow from a hammerstone.

He had used a specially shaped piece of fresh antler, strong and resilient enough to resist breaking, as a digger and a lever to pry out the exposed lump of hard silica from its chalky matrix.

More lumps of the hard flint encased in a white opaque crust jutted out from the somewhat less hard chalky stone.