Air-slacked lime

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Air-slacked lime lime slacked by exposure to the air, in consequence of the absorption of carton dioxide and water, by which it is converted into carbonate of lime and hydrate of lime.
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Usage

In literature:

For every dozen of traps I put in one-half pint of lime not air slacked, and boil for ten minutes.
"Fox Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The black flea on very young plants can be conquered with air-slacked lime or wood ashes.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
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