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Chalk line   /tʃɑk laɪn/   Listen
Chalk line

A chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface.  Synonyms: snap line, snapline.

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"Chalk line" Quotes from Famous Books

... with chalk, and each compartment numbered. You stand off three or four steps, with some broad wooden disks before you on the deck, and these you send forward with a vigorous thrust of a long crutch. If a disk stops on a chalk line, it does not count anything. If it stops in division No. 7, it counts 7; in 5, it counts 5, and so on. The game is 100, and four can play at a time. That game would be very simple played on a stationary floor, but with us, to ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

Words linked to "Chalk line" :   snap line, string, twine

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