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

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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 The chalkboard sign went up this week and below it, a host of fresh vegetables that Kashem delivers himself twice weekly. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "They turned this Miami church into a farm — and now their produce is available at Whole Foods | Miami Herald," 6 Apr. 2018 About a 15-minute-walk away is Embargo Wine Bar, an upbeat spot with charcuterie plates, chalkboard menus, and a bar lined with bottles from Moldovan producers such as Chateau Cristi and Minis Terrios. Alia Akkam, Vogue, "Why Moldova Is a Wine Destination Worth Knowing Now," 27 Sep. 2018 The cavernous hall is lined with weathered wood banquettes, chalkboard menus, and checked curtains, and its beer garden tumbles from terrace to lakeshore. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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