Sentence Examples

  • Permeability is practically identical with the speed at which percolation takes place; through clay it is slow, but increases in rapidity through marls, loams, limestones, chalks, coarse gravels and fine sands, reaching a maximum in soil saturated with moisture.
  • Ordinary mortar failed in such positions; mortar made from lime prepared from limestones or chalks containing a little clay was found to stand; mortar made from lime mixed with trass or similar active silicious material was also found to stand.
  • In the west portion of the state, which belongs to the Cretaceous formation, chalks and a species of native quicklime are very prominent in the river bluffs.
  • The white and cream-coloured chalks are much used for building purposes, but the blue is usually too soft for exposure to the weather.
  • The beekeeper closes the hive, chalks a mark on it, and when he has time tears out its contents and burns it clean.