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lime

(līm),
1. an alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime). Synonym(s): calcium oxide, calx (1)
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent.
[O.E. līm, birdlime]

slaked lime

slaked lime

unslaked lime (calcium oxide) to which water has been added. Called also calcium hydroxide. See also lime water.
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We believe the record of the consumption of slaked lime is the first for a hummingbird, and probably the second for a bird, after the observation reported by Richmond (1953) of Purple Martins (Progne subis) ingesting slaked lime from the ground in Oregon.
Slaked lime slows down the drying time, and plasterers today still use it for that purpose.
Take Dineen's Araash fresco process, for example, in which the surface is built up from layers of slaked lime and ground marble or Jake Lever's icon-like coloured blocks made with the know-how of the medieval panel maker.
It was very strong, but slaked lime can create second- and third-degree burns on the skin.
According to local dentist Dr Farook Suleman, the chewing of paan - a mixture of betel leaf, areca nut, slaked lime and flavoured tobacco - is a major health problem in the area.
Contract notice: Supply of sodium bicarbonate or slaked lime for the gas treatment unit of energy recovery and waste treatment (uvetd) waste of savoy.
overall market for lime; - market for lime by type (quicklime, slaked lime, hydraulic lime); - manufacturers of lime; - forecasts and future outlook of the market till 2015; - country overview, macroeconomic indicators and indicators of doing business.
Serving paan with areca nut and slaked lime was a tradition in the sub-continent and continues to this day, with variations as adding tobacco.
A recently-discovered recipe shows Romans used lead oxide and slaked lime to ditch the grey.
A few boys may have dusted the cabbages with ashes or slaked lime to discourage the cabbage butterfly, but no attempt was made to control the coddling moth.
brief description Eesti Energia AS (contracting) the purpose of the procurement and slaked lime in flue gas cleaning waste-sourcing.
Quick lime, un slaked lime grade a, standard quality fully soluble in water and producing hissing sound when dissolved in water.