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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIME

The separation of the slag and iron is facilitated by throwing in some lime from time to time.

However, I put the lime on my hand, and held out my arm steadily.

And then we should have to hump the lime at least half a mile up from the beach.

We should have to hump treble the weight of the lime we should get after burning them.

A little spirit of turpentine, or linseed oil, mixed with lime water, if kept constantly to the part will remove the pain.

Worms may be destroyed by an infusion of walnut-tree leaves, or by pouring into the holes a ley made of wood ashes and lime.

A mixture of sulphur and lime, made so as to be conveniently applied, has been found to be highly destructive of them in general.

As we drove up to Lime Street station there befell—a porter.

This was done in lime-water, without any precipitation of lime.

It must have taken a certain time to separate the lime from the sea water.

WORD ORIGIN

"chalky mineral used in making mortar," from Old English lim "sticky substance, birdlime, mortar, cement, gluten," from Proto-Germanic *leimaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Danish lim, Dutch lijm, German Leim "birdlime"), from PIE root *(s)lei- "slime, slimy, sticky" (cf. Latin limus "slime, mud, mire," linere "to smear;" see slime (n.)). Lime is made by putting limestone or shells in a red heat, which burns off the carbonic acid and leaves a brittle white solid which dissolves easily in water. Hence lime-kiln (late 13c.), lime-burner (early 14c.). As a verb, c.1200, from the noun.

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