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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calx  \Calx\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Calxes},  L.  {Calces}.  [L.  Calx,  calcis. 
  limestone;  cf  Gr  ?  gravel.  ?,  ?,  pebble,  Skr.  ?  gravel,  Ir 
  carraic  rock  Gael.  carraig  W.  careg,  stone.  Cf  {Chalk}.] 
  1.  (Chem.) 
  a  Quicklime.  [Obs.] 
  b  The  substance  which  remains  when  a  metal  or  mineral 
  has  been  subjected  to  calcination  or  combustion  by 
  heat,  and  which  is  or  may  be  reduced  to  a  fine 
  powder. 
 
  Note:  Metallic  calxes  are  now  called  oxides. 
 
  2.  Broken  and  refuse  glass,  returned  to  the  post 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calx 
  n  :  a  white  crystalline  oxide  used  in  the  production  of  calcium 
  hydroxide  [syn:  {calcium  oxide},  {quicklime},  {lime},  {calcined 
  lime},  {fluxing  lime},  {unslaked  lime},  {burnt  lime}] 




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