Definition of Chalkpit

1. Noun. A quarry for chalk.

Exact synonyms: Chalk Pit
Generic synonyms: Pit, Quarry, Stone Pit



Definition of Chalkpit

1. Noun. a quarry where chalk is found. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chalkpit

1. a quarry of chalk [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalkpit

chalkdust
chalked
chalked up
chalkface
chalkfaces
chalkhill blue
chalkhill blues
chalkier
chalkiest
chalkily
chalkiness
chalking
chalking up
chalkitis
chalklike
chalkpit (current term)
chalkpits
chalks
chalks up
chalkstone
chalkstones
chalky
challa
challacolloite
challacolloites
challah
challahs
challan
challaned
challans

Literary usage of Chalkpit

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1. A Geological, Historical, and Topographical Description of the Borough of by Robert Phillips Anderson (1885)
"The same man (corroborated afterwards by a man who works in the chalkpit above Godstone quarry) assured me that the existing road up the opposite slope of ..."

2. Flora Hertfordiensis by Robert Holden Webb, William Higgins Coleman (1849)
"chalkpit behind the Hertford Union Workhouse. ... chalkpit E. of Hatfield Park; and elsewhere not uncommon, and increasing in frequency ..."

3. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1920)
"... Pyt: ' To the chalkpit.' Possibly the name of the little copse above-mentioned is reminiscent of this old chalkpit. 13. ..."

4. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1895)
"Mr. Mathew" [Mr. William Matthew] in an old chalkpit near Bury (Suffolk), and by Mr. H. Rose and JE Smith in a chalkpit near Norwich.—EB 63, 85. ..."

5. Transactions of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain by Sanitary Institute of Great Britain (1887)
"One day when working on the Geological Survey in Western Norfolk, I had occasion to look at a certain chalkpit within two miles of this little town, ..."

6. The Phytologist: A Botanical Journal edited by Alexander Irvine (1861)
"Orchis ustulata : nor could I ever find this in Harefield chalkpit : hath been sent to us from Kent, from near Bath, and from Lincolnshire, ..."

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