Sentence Examples


  • We know little or nothing at present of the upland plants, or of those of dry or chalky soils.
  • Therein two eggs, with white, chalky shells, are commonly laid.
  • The trees seemed to have flourished on neighbouring chalky heights.
  • Westward to Houston and southward to about 32° 48' on the Alabama boundary and occupying a much larger area than the other Cretaceous formations, is the Selma chalk, called "Rotten Limestone" by Hilgard; it is made up of a material of great uniformity, - a soft chalky rock, white or pale blue, composed chiefly of tenacious clay, and white carbonate of lime in minute crystals.
  • On the island of Andros there is an extremely fine white marl almost resembling a chalky ooze.