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lime Idioms & Phrases


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.
Webster 1913

american lime

  • noun large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown
    American basswood; Tilia americana.
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burnt lime

  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.
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calcined lime

  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.
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Caustic lime

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate; lime.
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  • calcium hydrate or slacked lime; also, in a less technical sense, calcium oxide or quicklime. Calcium hydroxide = slaked lime
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Chloride of lime

  • noun a white powder comprised of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfect
    chloride of lime; bleaching powder.
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  • bleaching powder; a grayish white substance, CaOCl, used in bleaching and disinfecting; called more properly calcium hypochlorite. See Hypochlorous acid, under Hypochlorous.
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chlorinated lime

  • noun a white powder comprised of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfect
    chloride of lime; bleaching powder.
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Cream of lime

  • . (a) A scum of calcium carbonate which forms on a solution of milk of lime from the carbon dioxide of the air. (b) A thick creamy emulsion of lime in water.
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fluxing lime

  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.
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hydrated lime

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate; lime.
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Hydraulic lime

  • quicklime obtained from hydraulic limestone, and used for cementing under water, etc.
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japanese lime

  • noun medium-sized tree of Japan used as an ornamental
    Japanese linden; Tilia japonica.
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key lime

  • noun small yellow-green limes of southern Florida
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Lime burner

  • one who burns limestone, shells, etc., to make lime.
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lime disease spirochete

  • noun cause of Lyme disease; transmitted primarily by ticks of genus Ixodes
    Borrelia burgdorferi.
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lime hydrate

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate; lime.
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lime juice

  • noun usually freshly squeezed juice of limes
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Lime light

  • . See Calcium light under Calcium. as one word, limelight means the center of public attention, esp. in the phrase "in the limelight"
Webster 1913

Lime pit

  • a limestone quarry.
Webster 1913

Lime rod, Lime twig

  • a twig smeared with birdlime; hence, that which catches; a snare. Chaucer.
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lime tree

  • noun any of various related trees bearing limes
    Citrus aurantifolia; lime.
  • noun any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
    linden; linden tree; basswood; lime.
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lime twig

Lime twig
Definitions
  1. . See under 4th Lime.
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lime-twigged

Lime"-twigged` adjective
Definitions
  1. Beset with snares; insnared, as with birdlime. L. Addison.
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Milk of lime

  • (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate, produced by macerating quicklime in water.
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ogeechee lime

O*gee"chee lime`
Etymology
So named from the Ogeechee River in Georgia.
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) (a) The acid, olive-shaped, drupaceous fruit of a species of tupelo (Nyssa capitata) which grows in swamps in Georgia and Florida. (b) The tree which bears this fruit.
Webster 1913

Oxymuriate of lime

  • chloride of lime.
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rangpur lime

  • noun hybrid between mandarin orange and lemon having very acid fruit with orange peel
    rangpur; Citrus limonia; lemanderin.
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Shell lime

  • lime made by burning the shells of shellfish.
Webster 1913

silver lime

  • noun large tree native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor having leaves with white tomentum on the under side; widely cultivated as an ornamental
    silver linden; Tilia tomentosa.
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slaked lime

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate; lime.
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small-leaved lime

  • noun large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
    small-leaved linden; Tilia cordata.
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soda lime

  • noun a mixture of sodium and calcium hydroxides; absorbs liquids and gases
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spanish lime

  • noun tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
    Melicocca bijuga; genip; Spanish lime; ginep; mamoncillo; Melicocca bijugatus; honey berry.
  • noun round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
    genip.
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spanish lime tree

  • noun tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
    Melicocca bijuga; genip; Spanish lime; ginep; mamoncillo; Melicocca bijugatus; honey berry.
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Superphosphate of lime

  • (Com. Chem.), a fertilizer obtained by trating bone dust, bone black, or phosphorite with sulphuric acid, whereby the insoluble neutral calcium phosphate, Ca3(PO4)2, is changed to the primary or acid calcium phosphate Ca(H2PO4)2, which is soluble and therefore available for the soil.
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sweet lime

  • noun lemon tree having fruit with a somewhat insipid sweetish pulp
    Citrus limetta; sweet lemon.
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unslaked lime

  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.
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water lime

Wa"ter lime`
Definitions
  1. Hydraulic lime.
Webster 1913

White lime

  • a solution or preparation of lime for whitewashing; whitewash.
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white-limed

White"-limed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Whitewashed or plastered with lime. "White-limed walls." Shak.
Webster 1913

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