Lime burner
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. [1913 Webster]

Like the lime That foolish birds are caught with. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) Oxide of calcium, {CaO}; 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 {slaked lime}, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble, chalk, bones, shells, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Caustic lime}, Calcium hydroxide or slaked lime; also, in a less technical sense, calcium oxide or quicklime.

{Lime burner}, one who burns limestone, shells, etc., to make lime.

{Lime pit}, a limestone quarry.

{Lime rod}, {Lime twig}, a twig smeared with birdlime; hence, that which catches; a snare. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lime-burner — limeˈ burner noun Someone who calcines limestone, etc to form lime • • • Main Entry: ↑lime …   Useful english dictionary

  • lime burner — n. a person who burns limestone, shells, etc. to make lime …   English World dictionary

  • lime burner — a person who makes lime by burning or calcining limestone, shells, etc. [1300 50; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • lime-burner — /ˈlaɪm bɜnə/ (say luym bernuh) noun someone who makes lime by burning or calcining limestone, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • lime burner — a person who makes lime by burning or calcining limestone, shells, etc. [1300 50; ME] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Like the lime That foolish birds are caught …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lime pit — 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. [1913 Webster] Like the lime That foolish birds are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lime rod — 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. [1913 Webster] Like the lime That foolish birds are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lime twig — 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. [1913 Webster] Like the lime That foolish birds are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lime — {{11}}lime (n.1) chalky mineral used in making mortar, from O.E. lim sticky substance, birdlime, mortar, cement, gluten, from P.Gmc. *leimaz (Cf. O.S., O.N., Dan. lim, Du. lijm, Ger. Leim birdlime ), from PIE root * (s)lei slime, slimy, sticky… …   Etymology dictionary

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