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Definitions of lime

  1. spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
  2. a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  3. any of various related trees bearing limes
  4. the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
  5. cover with lime, as of lawns, to induce growth
  6. cover with lime so as to induce growth; " lime the lawn"
  7. A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.
  8. The linden tree. See Linden.
  9. A fruit allied to the lemon, but much smaller; also, the tree which bears it. There are two kinds; Citrus Medica, var. acida which is intensely sour, and the sweet lime ( C. Medica, var. Limetta) which is only slightly sour.
  10. Birdlime.
  11. Oxide of calcium; 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 slacked lime, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.
  12. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
  13. To entangle; to insnare.
  14. 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.
  15. To cement.
  16. A kind of white earth obtained by the action of heat upon limestone, having power to eat away any substance it touches; called also quicklime; a tree of the orange kind with a juicy, acid fruit; the linden tree.
  17. To apply quicklime to.
  18. Any slimy or gluey material: birdlime: the white caustic earth from limestone, and used for cement.
  19. To cover with lime: to cement: to manure with lime: to insnare.
  20. A kind of citron or lemon tree and its fruit.
  21. White caustic earth obtained by calcining limestone; the linden tree; kind of small lemon.
  22. To catch with birdlime; ensnare.
  23. A white earth like substance produced by burning limestone, etc., used in building.
  24. A small tree of the orange family, or its lemon- like fruit; also, a linden. Lime tree.
  25. A viscous substance, sometimes laid on twigs for catching birds; calcareous earth, oxide of calcium, much used as cement.
  26. The linden- tree.
  27. A species of citron smaller than the lemon and its fruit.
  28. To smear with a viscous substance; to ensnare; to manure with lime; to cement.
  29. The white caustic earth, used, when mixed with water, and most commonly with sand, as mortar or cement, obtained by burning limestone, chalk, marble, & c.; a species of lemontree and its fruit, so called from the glutinous juice of its young shoots.
  30. To cover or manure with lime; to entangle; to ensnare.
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Usage examples for lime

  1. For had I killed you here My story would be known, no matter if They buried me in lime, and made my name A word no man could speak. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  2. Wooden houses, and even log huts, were washed with white lime. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  3. The two young men strolled up to the Court in the absence of Sir Michael and Lady Audley, where they met Alicia Audley, who showed them the lime walk and the old well. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  4. In addition to sugar, it contains certain mineral materials such as lime. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  5. They get oak, and birch- bark, and lime, from the main land. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  6. Why, 'cos o' losin' my blessed sight with lime, when I was a innocent kid. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  7. To take a single instance, the development of the long bones is dependent upon the handling of food lime by the body. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  8. He didn't believe they could get such lime outside of Jonesville. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  9. " Well," continued the captain, " you know, at all events, that there's salt in the sea, and I may tell you that there is lime also, besides other things. – Sunk at Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. It is only a sheet of strong cotton cloth 9x7 feet and soaked in lime and alum- water as the other. – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  11. No more lumber, lime, cement, etc. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  12. Lime is made of stone which comes out of the ground. – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  13. And this slab, which seemed to be made of the hardest stone, broke into little pieces of lime and mortar. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  14. The sign- board of this old inn is shown on page 57. The house stood on the post- road between Woonsocket and Providence, in a little village known as Lime Rock. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  15. The following will serve as an example:- Lime water, 2 ounces. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  16. A good many of the Lime Ridge people could have told them of the boy's talent, and how it had been discouraged by his family. – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  17. To prove that George Talboys met with his death at Audley Court, was to prove almost as surely that my lady had been the instrument of that mysterious death; for the young man had been known to follow her into the lime- walk upon the day of his disappearance. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  18. Lime dust powdered over the plants helps to keep them away. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  19. It was a case of bein' in the lime- light for us, from that on. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
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