Usage examples for lye

  1. 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
  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. Gervaise, having undone her bundle, was spreading out the little ones' shirts, and as Madame Boche advised her to take a pailful of lye she answered, Oh, no! – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  4. Then now, I said, you will understand what our object was in selecting our soldiers, and educating them in music and gymnastic; we were contriving influences which would prepare them to take the dye of the laws in perfection, and the colour of their opinion about dangers and of every other opinion was to be indelibly fixed by their nurture and training, not to be washed away by such potent lyes as pleasure- mightier agent far in washing the soul than any soda or lye or by sorrow, fear, and desire, the mightiest of all other solvents. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The soap- suds that got into the eyes of the Athenian boy on the occasion of his Saturday- night scrubbing were not real soap- suds, but a kind of lye used for desperate cases. – The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 by Basil L. Gildersleeve
  12. Then lye him down again, and rest a space: Sometimes call Jasper to him, talk a while, And soon again rise in another Passion; Seldom I heard a word, except a Curse! – The Fatal Jealousie (1673) by Henry Nevil Payne Commentator: Willard Thorp
  13. She brandished the saucepan as though she was about to throw the lye water in her sister- in- law's face. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Each was preceded by dripping lye – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  17. 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
  18. He that is symple, and on the grounde doth lye And that can be content with ynoughe or suffisaunce Is surer by moche than he that lyeth on hye. – The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 by Sebastian Brandt
  19. Let them lye a Day or two on the Paper. – Mrs. Mary Eales's receipts. (1733) by Mary Eales