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tailor's chalk Syllabification: tai·lor's chalk

Definition of tailor's chalk in English:


Hard chalk or soapstone used in tailoring and dressmaking for marking fabric.
Example sentences
  • But by the end of the first week, her skin and eyes were itchy from the fabric dust and tailor's chalk.
  • She had some training in pattern making, but her experience and artistic ability - she had won a scholarship to art school, but did not take it - led her to work freehand with her tailor's chalk directly on the material.
  • Triangular shaped tailor's chalk is perfect for marking around templates or for marking quilting lines.

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