As for mine host, he knew how to keep a still tongue in his head, and to swallow his words before they passed his teeth, for he knew very well which side of his bread was spread with butter, for Robin and his band were the best of customers and paid their scores without having them chalked
up behind the door.
The company being all ready, Miss Petowker hummed a tune, and Morleena danced a dance; having previously had the soles of her shoes chalked
, with as much care as if she were going on the tight-rope.
Lord Somerville, speaking of what breeders have done for sheep, says:- 'It would seem as if they had chalked
out upon a wall a form perfect in itself, and then had given it existence.
At length he rises, throws open the door of a corner cupboard, and refers to a few uncouth chalked
strokes on its inner side.