What does the word chalk mean?

Usage examples for chalk

  1. I never let on, but Mis' Ash's cookin's the best by a long chalk. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  2. Yes, it was In There that you wanted to Run a Hundred Yards with any Man Present for Chalk, Money, or Marbles. – More Fables by George Ade
  3. Then, dipping my left forefinger in the little jar, I went 'round the circle again, making upon the floor, just within the line of chalk, the Second Sign of the Saaamaaa Ritual, and joining each Sign most carefully with the left- handed crescent. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson