chalkier

chalkier
chalk NOUN 1) a white soft limestone (calcium carbonate) formed from the skeletal remains of sea creatures. 2) a similar substance (calcium sulphate), made into sticks and used for drawing or writing.
VERB 1) draw or write with chalk. 2) Brit. charge (drinks bought in a pub or bar) to a person's account. 3) (chalk up) achieve (something) noteworthy. 4) (chalk up) ascribe (something) to a particular cause.
as different as chalk and cheese — Cf. ↑as different as chalk and cheese
by a long chalk — Cf. ↑by a long chalk
DERIVATIVES chalky adjective (chalkier, chalkiest) .
ORIGIN Latin calx 'lime' .

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