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  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. 
  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. 
  4.  To  cement.  ``Who  gave  his  blood  to  lime  the  stones 
  together.''  --Shak. 

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