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lime


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lime  \Lime\  (l[imac]m),  n.  [See  {Leam}  a  string.] 
  A  thong  by  which  a  dog  is  led;  a  leash.  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lime  \Lime\,  n.  [Formerly  line  for  earlier  lind.  See  {Linden}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  The  linden  tree.  See  {Linden}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lime  \Lime\,  n.  [F.  lime;  of  Persian  origin.  See  {Lemon}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  fruit  allied  to  the  lemon,  but  much  smaller;  also  the  tree 
  which  bears  it  There  are  two  kinds;  {Citrus  Medica},  var. 
  acida  which  is  intensely  sour,  and  the  sweet  lime  ({C. 
  Medica},  var.  Limetta)  which  is  only  slightly  sour. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lime  \Lime\,  n.  [AS.  l[=i]m;  akin  to  D.  lijm,  G.  leim,  OHG. 
  l[=i]m,  Icel.  l[=i]m,  Sw  lim,  Dan.  liim,  L.  limus  mud, 
  linere  to  smear,  and  E.  loam.  [root]126.  Cf  {Loam}, 
  {Liniment}.] 
  1.  Birdlime. 
 
  Like  the  lime  That  foolish  birds  are  caught  with 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  Oxide  of  calcium;  the  white  or  gray,  caustic 
  substance,  usually  called  {quicklime},  obtained  by 
  calcining  limestone  or  shells,  the  heat  driving  off  carbon 
  dioxide  and  leaving  lime.  It  develops  great  heat  when 
  treated  with  water,  forming  slacked  lime, 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lime  \Lime\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Limed}  (l[imac]md);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Liming}.]  [Cf.  AS  gel[=i]man  to  glue  or  join 
  together.  See  {Lime}  a  viscous  substance.] 
  1.  To  smear  with  a  viscous  substance,  as  birdlime. 
 
  These  twigs,  in  time,  will  come  to  be  limed. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  To  entangle;  to  insnare. 
 
  We  had  limed  ourselves  With  open  eyes,  and  we  must 
  take  the  chance.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  treat  with  lime,  or  oxide  or  hydrate  of  calcium;  to 
  manure  with  lime;  as  to  lime  hides  for  removing  the  hair; 
  to  lime  sails  in  order  to  whiten  them 
 
  Land  may  be  improved  by  draining,  marling,  and 
  liming.  --Sir  J. 
  Child. 
 
  4.  To  cement.  ``Who  gave  his  blood  to  lime  the  stones 
  together.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lime 
  n  1:  a  caustic  substance  (Ca(OH)2)  produced  by  heating  limestone 
  [syn:  {calcium  hydroxide},  {slaked  lime},  {hydrated  lime}, 
  {calcium  hydrate},  {caustic  lime},  {lime  hydrate}] 
  2:  a  white  crystalline  oxide  used  in  the  production  of  calcium 
  hydroxide  [syn:  {calcium  oxide},  {quicklime},  {calx},  {calcined 
  lime},  {fluxing  lime},  {unslaked  lime},  {burnt  lime}] 
  3:  a  sticky  adhesive  that  is  smeared  on  small  branches  to 
  capture  small  birds  [syn:  {birdlime}] 
  4:  any  of  various  related  trees  bearing  limes  [syn:  {lime  tree}, 
  {Citrus  aurantifolia}] 
  5:  any  of  various  deciduous  trees  of  the  genus  Tilia 
  heart-shaped  leaves  and  drooping  cymose  clusters  of 
  yellowish  often  fragrant  flowers;  several  yield  valuable 
  timber  [syn:  {linden},  {linden  tree},  {basswood},  {lime 
  tree}] 
  6:  the  green  acidic  fruit  of  any  of  various  lime  trees 
  v  1:  spread  birdlime  on  branches  to  catch  birds  [syn:  {birdlime}] 
  2:  cover  with  lime,  as  of  lawns,  to  induce  growth 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lime 
  The  Hebrew  word  so  rendered  means  boiling"  or  "effervescing." 
  From  Isa.  33:12  it  appears  that  lime  was  made  in  a  kiln  lighted 
  by  thorn-bushes.  In  Amos  2:1  it  is  recorded  that  the  king  of 
  Moab  "burned  the  bones  of  the  king  of  Edom  into  lime."  The  same 
  Hebrew  word  is  used  in  Deut.  27:2-4,  and  is  there  rendered 
  "plaster."  Limestone  is  the  chief  constituent  of  the  mountains 
  of  Syria. 
 




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