chalk·​board | \ ˈchȯk-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce chalkboard (audio) \

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One wall was filled with cut-outs from old issues of Vibe magazine, while another—coated with chalkboard paint—was constantly being tagged. Michael Slenske,, "Lauren Halsey brings the funk to the L.A. art scene," 10 June 2019 After painting, let your chalkboard dry for at least three days. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Chalkboard Paint," 29 Apr. 2019 Your lawn will be all the rage thanks to the plastic home's two chalkboards, kitchen accessories, and, not to be outdone, premium bay windows. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's Over-the-Top Family Playhouse Is Surprisingly Affordable," 6 Apr. 2019 For those who have trouble sleeping due to seasonal depression (or who find the sound of their alarm in the morning to be the most brutal noise since nails on a chalkboard), there’s also the wake-up light. Elizabeth Taufield, Vogue, "Seasonal Depression No More! Happy Lamps to Cure Your Blues," 8 Oct. 2018 After wandering Pike Place during the day, spend a moment in Paris (wooden furniture, chalkboard menu) at standby Le Pichet, where glasses of wine are affordable and bottles are available to-go—at a discount. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat, Stay, and Play in Seattle," 10 Jan. 2019 Musk grabs the towel handles with both hands and presses the brand hard into the wood frame of a large chalkboard menu hanging on the restaurant’s wall. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Kimbal Musk Is Reinventing Food One Shipping Container at a Time," 24 Oct. 2018 Peruse the chalkboard signs until your eye lands on something delicious, which won’t take long. Brenna Donovan,, "Eight things to do in Woods Hole while you’re waiting for the ferry," 2 May 2018 There's a daily quote and some daily specials on a chalkboard, punctuated by the sound of bartenders hand-cracking ice. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Bars in Charleston," 1 May 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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