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To take stains out of marble, make a tolerably thick mixture of unslaked lime finely powdered, with some strong soap-ley.

But what if all this misery, all this hunger, this unslaked thirst could have been avoided?

It is his to paint the unslaked thirst and the unstilled longing.

If his thirst for glory was unslaked, his fears of disaster had disappeared.

The lime used should be of the unslaked type, and should be protected from the air until a short time before using.

Unslaked or imperfectly slaked lime may also prove fatal by being inhaled, and so giving rise to inflammation of the glottis.

My former ennui had disappeared, and in exchange I felt the dreamy vernal sadness, woven of unknown hopes and unslaked desires.

Boiling water, pitch and oil, molten lead, and unslaked lime were poured upon them every moment.

Hours of anxiety and effort under a blazing sun had parched and fouled my lips, and my throat was dry as unslaked lime.

If the mixing is to be done by hand the materials must be screened to remove any unslaked lumps of lime.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English sleacian, slacian "become slack or remiss; slacken an effort" (intransitive); "delay, retard" (transitive), from slæc "lax" (see slack (adj.)). Transitive sense of "make slack" is from late 12c. Sense of "allay, diminish in force, quench, extinguish" (in reference to thirst, hunger, desire, wrath, etc.) first recorded early 14c. via notion of "make slack or inactive." Related: Slaked; slaking.

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