Calxes
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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  • calxes — n. lime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oxide — Oxides, such as iron(III) oxide or rust, which consists of hydrated iron(III) oxides Fe2O3·nH2O and iron(III) oxide hydroxide (FeO(OH), Fe(OH)3), form when oxygen combines with other elements An oxide ( …   Wikipedia

  • calx — /kalks/, n., pl. calxes, calces /kal seez/. 1. the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned. 2. lime1 (def. 1). [1350 1400; late ME < L: lime; r. ME cals < OF < L] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent — ▪ French chemist Introduction born August 26, 1743, Paris, France died May 8, 1794, Paris  prominent French chemist and leading figure in the 18th century chemical revolution who developed an experimentally based theory of the chemical reactivity …   Universalium

  • calx — /kælks/ (say kalks) noun (plural calces /ˈkælsiz/ (say kalseez) or calxes) 1. the oxide or ashy substance which remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burnt. 2. lime. {Latin: small stone, lime} …   Australian English dictionary

  • calx — [kalks] n. pl. calxes or calces [kal′sēz΄] [L, small stone, lime: see CALCIUM] 1. the ashy powder left after a metal or mineral has been calcined 2. the heel of the foot …   English World dictionary

  • cal|ces — «KAL seez», noun. calxes; a plural of calx …   Useful english dictionary

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