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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