Limed
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. [1913 Webster]

These twigs, in time, will come to be limed. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. To entangle; to insnare. [1913 Webster]

We had limed ourselves With open eyes, and we must take the chance. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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; to lime the lawn to decrease acidity of the soil. [1913 Webster]

Land may be improved by draining, marling, and liming. --Sir J. Child. [1913 Webster]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] These twigs, in time, will… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liming — 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. [1913 Webster] These twigs, in time,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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