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lye


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lye  \Lye\,  n. 
  A  falsehood.  [Obs.]  See  {Lie}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lye  \Lye\,  n.  [Written  also  {lie}  and  {ley}.]  [AS.  le['a]h;  akin 
  to  D.  loog,  OHG.  louga,  G.  lauge;  cf  Icel.  laug  a  bath,  a 
  hot  spring.] 
  A  strong  caustic  alkaline  solution  of  potassium  salts, 
  obtained  by  leaching  wood  ashes.  It  is  much  used  in  making 
  soap,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lye  \Lye\,  n.  (Railroad) 
  A  short  side  line  connected  with  the  main  line  a  turn-out; 
  a  siding.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lye 
  n  :  a  strong  solution  of  sodium  or  potassium  hydroxide 




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