Usage examples for lye

  1. He didn't know any more about gold'n Marshall did, but he'd heard said that every metal, savin' gold, gets black if it's boiled in strong lye. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. Virginie, however, who had been meditating a treacherous move, suddenly seized hold of a pail of lye, which one of her neighbors had left there and threw it. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  3. When you find your Beef is as tender as can be, and will scarcely hold together, to be taken up together, and that all the other things are ready, lay the tostes in the dish, where the Beef is to lye; pour some of the Liquor upon it. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  4. Six are begun to be seated; they lye on the great river, and are planted about six miles back. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Let them lye a Day or two on the Paper. – Mrs. Mary Eales's receipts. (1733) by Mary Eales
  6. From that place we came to lye att the mouth of a lake in an island where we have had some tokens of our frenchmen by the impression of their shooes on the sand that was in the island. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  7. Let me tell you a story, says the Reverend Mr. Pemble, that I have heard from a reverend man out of the pulpit, a place where none should dare to tell a lye, of an old man above sixty, who lived and died in a parish where there had bin preaching almost all his time.... – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  8. A sinne it were to suffer these rare monuments of wit to lye covered in dust and a shame such conceipted comedies should be acted by none but wormes. – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  9. Each was preceded by dripping lye. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  10. After soaking all night, or longer, the leaches are tapped, when the lye runs into a trough, made by hollowing as big a pine as we could find. – The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825 by Gordon Sellar
  11. Then she put it in a little copper saucepan with a long handle, full of lye- water, and placed it over the fire of the forge. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  12. It was before your grandmother adopted those serious views for which she was distinguished during her last long residence at Bath, and after Colonel Tibbalt married Miss Lye, the rich soap- boiler's heiress, that her ladyship's wild oats were sown. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. Soak them in clear water, changing it every few hours till no taste of lye remains. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams