burnt lime


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burnt lime a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
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In literature:

The marble was all burnt into perfect, snow-white lime.
"The Snow Image" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
He burnt lime, dragged timber, and tugged at the oar.
"For the Term of His Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke
The Samuel process (experiment 20) consisted in the injection, first, of a solution of sulphate of iron, and afterward of common burnt lime.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
Lime is as valuable ground as burnt, and when it is ground is not so liable to suffer from rain as burnt lime is.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
They cut and squared the timbers, gathered the coral, burnt it for lime, and plastered the building.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
All copy the Arabs in dress and chewing tobacco with "nora" lime, made from burnt river shells instead of betel-nut and lime.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
There are brick-works and stone quarries, and much lime is burnt in the neighbourhood.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
They cut and squared the timbers, gathered the coral, burnt it for lime and plastered the building.
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
If granulating (filling up) too fast, use burnt alum or air-slaked lime.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Then the stuff we should get there would be easier burnt and make better lime.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
I observed a curious kind of lime-stone burnt at Kimi, Tornea, and other places round the neighbouring sea-coast.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
He works in a lime-kiln and has burnt his foot.
"Stories and Pictures" by Isaac Loeb Peretz
One is made from burnt gypsum soaked with lime in a solution of gum arabic.
"Tobacco Leaves" by W. A. Brennan
The marble was all burnt into perfect, snow-white lime.
"Little Masterpieces" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Lime I consider can be burnt there in sufficient quantities, and my verbal orders to the Resident have been to that effect.
"Memoir of Hendrick Zwaardecroon, commandeur of Jaffnapatam" by Hendrick Zwaardecroon
He built it in a round form, with burnt brick and lime.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton

In poetry:

He burnt the harvests many a time,
He made fair houses heaps of lime;
Whatso man loved wife or maid
Of Evil-head was sore afraid.
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris