chalk·board | \ˈchȯk-ˌbȯrd \

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The business already has a chalkboard set up on the wall where people can buy their neighbors a beer. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stock House Brewing Co. wants to pull up a bar stool in Tosa," 23 Jan. 2018 For homeowners who no longer love the look or color of their fridges, but don't want to chuck a perfectly good appliance, consider dousing it with a coat of chalkboard paint. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Chalkboard Fridges Are Having a Moment," 19 June 2017 Players and coaches are exposed to pretty much every style of play ever drawn up on a chalkboard, which demands a level of tactical know-how and flexibility that is unrivaled in the world’s top professional leagues. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "The Premier League’s World Cup Takeover," 8 July 2018 To better see the chalkboard, the 12-year-old moved to the front of the classroom, but in time, the indignities piled up. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses," 5 May 2018 They were also asked to wear red and gray ribbons (the school colors of Stoneman Douglas High School) provided by the leadership group, sign the chalkboard wall and engage in a letter-writing campaign to legislators. John Benson,, "Fairview Park City School students hold Day of Kindness on March 14," 16 Mar. 2018 The characters’ unease contrasts beautifully with the ordinariness of the setting: posters about the parts of speech, the solar system and the presidents on the classroom wall, a little American flag mounted next to the chalkboard. Matthew J. Palm,, "Slow to build, 'Gidion's Knot' pays off in tangle of wrenching emotions," 28 June 2018 The chalkboard will be available through August, according to the village. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Glencoe is turning 150 next year. The village wants residents' help with a gift.," 27 June 2018 In January 2013, Buschmann was asked to fill in and do the chalkboard one night. Amy Haneline, Indianapolis Star, "This Anthony Bourdain tribute in chalk art is amazing," 12 June 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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