To chalk out
Chalk Chalk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chalked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chalking}.] 1. To rub or mark with chalk. [1913 Webster]

2. To manure with chalk, as land. --Morimer. [1913 Webster]

3. To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Let a bleak paleness chalk the door. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

{To chalk out}, to sketch with, or as with, chalk; to outline; to indicate; to plan. [Colloq.] ``I shall pursue the plan I have chalked out.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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