Definition of French chalk

1. Noun. A soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains.

Generic synonyms: Talc, Talcum

Definition of French chalk

1. Noun. A type of steatite, used to mark cloth and as a lubricant in shoes, gloves etc. ¹

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Medical Definition of French chalk

1. A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish colour, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety. Indurated talc, an impure, slaty talc, with a nearly compact texture, and greater hardness than common talc. Synonym: talc slate. Origin: F. Talc; cf. Sp. & It. Talco, LL. Talcus; all fr. Ar. Talq. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of French Chalk

French Somaliland
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
French Sudan
French West Africa
French West Indies
French and Indian War
French augmented sixth chord
French augmented sixth chords
French bean
French beans
French blue
French bracken
French bread
French bulldog
French capital
French chalk
French cricket
French crickets
French cuff
French cuffs
French curve
French curves
French cut
French cuts
French dip
French donut
French donuts
French door
French doors
French drain

Literary usage of French chalk

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1. American Agriculturist (1846)
"Removed by soap, chalk, white clay, french chalk, or ox-gall. They most frequently occur on carpets and articles of dress. They give a deep shade to the ..."

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