Calces
Calx Calx, n.; pl. E. {Calxes}, L. {Calces}. [L. Calx, calcis. limestone; cf. Gr. ? gravel. ?, ?, pebble, Skr. ? gravel, Ir. carraic rock Gael. carraig, W. careg, stone. Cf. {Chalk}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) (a) Quicklime. [Obs.] (b) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder. [1913 Webster]

Note: Metallic calxes are now called oxides. [1913 Webster]

2. Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • calcés — (¿del it. «calcese»?) m. Mar. Parte superior de los *palos mayores de un barco comprendida entre la cofa y el tamborete. * * * calcés. (Del it. calcese). m. Mar. Parte superior de los palos mayores y masteleros de gavia, comprendida entre la cofa …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Calces — Cal ces, n. pl. See {Calx}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calces — (lat., Chem.), Kalke, s. Kalk …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • calcês — s. m. [Marinha] Parte do mastro em que encapela a enxárcia real. • Plural: calceses …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • calcés — (Del it. calcese). m. Mar. Parte superior de los palos mayores y masteleros de gavia, comprendida entre la cofa o cruceta y el tamborete …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • calces — [kal′sēz΄] n. alt. pl. of CALX …   English World dictionary

  • calces — Plural of calx. * * * calces pl of CALX …   Medical dictionary

  • calces — pl. of CALX. * * * calces pl. of calx …   Useful english dictionary

  • calces — /kal seez/, n. a pl. of calx. * * * …   Universalium

  • Calces — Cal|ces [ kaltse:s]: Pl. von 1, 2Calx …   Universal-Lexikon

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