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chalk pit Line breaks: chalk pit

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Definition of chalk pit in English:


A quarry from which chalk is extracted.
Example sentences
  • Robert Adam, who had three houses approved under PPG7, the most by any one architect, has submitted plans for a 20,000 sq ft house in a chalk pit near Winchester in Hampshire. It is going to a public inquiry in December.
  • Barney and Stig's adventures around the chalk pit near his grandmother's house culminate in a fascinating journey back in time to the days where there were only Stigs and stone circles.
  • In Sittingbourne, Kent, two men who plunged 75 ft down a chalk pit were rescued yesterday after one of them used his mobile phone to call police in the early hours.
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