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  1. any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. spread birdlime on branches to catch birds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a caustic substance (Ca (OH)2) produced by heating limestone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any of various related trees bearing limes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. cover with lime, as of lawns, to induce growth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A thong by which a dog is led; a leash. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The linden tree. See Linden. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Birdlime. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To entangle; to insnare. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To cement. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To apply quicklime to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. 1. Fruit of the lime-tree, Citrus medica, the juice of which is employed to make an acidulous drink. 2. Calcium oxide, CaO, quick lime; on the addition of water this is converted into calcium hydrate, Ca (OH)2, slaked lime; air-slaked lime is formed from quick lime on exposure to air and is a mixture of calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate; lime is official in U.S.P. and B.P. under the name calx. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  24. Oxide of calcium. A fruit resembling the lemon. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  25. Any slimy or gluey material: birdlime: the white caustic earth from limestone, and used for cement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To cover with lime: to cement: to manure with lime: to insnare. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. A kind of citron or lemon tree and its fruit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. White caustic earth obtained by calcining limestone; the linden tree; kind of small lemon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To catch with birdlime; ensnare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A white earth like substance produced by burning limestone, etc., used in building. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A small tree of the orange family, or its lemon-like fruit; also, a linden. Lime tree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A viscous substance, sometimes laid on twigs for catching birds; calcareous earth, oxide of calcium, much used as cement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. The linden-tree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. A species of citron smaller than the lemon and its fruit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To smear with a viscous substance; to ensnare; to manure with lime; to cement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To cover or manure with lime; to entangle; to ensnare. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. the substance obtained form limestone, shells, etc., by heat. It is noticed only three times in the Bible, viz., in ( 27:2 ) (Authorized Version "plaster"), ( Isaiah 33:12 ) and Amos 2:1 biblestudytools.com
  39. The Hebrew word so rendered means "boiling" or "effervescing." From Isaiah 33:12 it appears that lime was made in a kiln lighted by thorn-bushes. In Amos 2:1 it is recorded that the king of Moab "burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime." The same Hebrew word is used in Deuteronomy 27:2-4 , and is there rendered "plaster." Limestone is the chief constituent of the mountains of Syria. biblestudytools.com
  40. The fruit of the Citrus aurantifolia, allied to the lemon, but greener in color; also, the tree which bears it. dictgcide_fs
  41. The color of the lime{1}, a yellowish-green. dictgcide_fs
  42. Oxide of calcium, CaO; 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 slaked lime, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc. dictgcide_fs
  43. 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; to lime the lawn to decrease acidity of the soil. dictgcide_fs
  44. having a yellowish-green color like that of the lime (the fruit). dictgcide_fs
  45. l[=i]m, n. any slimy or gluey material: bird-lime: the white caustic earth from limestone, and used for cement.--v.t. to cover with lime: to cement: to manure with lime: to ensnare.--ns. LIME'-BURN'ER, one who burns limestone to form lime; LIME'KILN, a kiln or furnace in which limestone is burned to lime; LIME'-LIGHT, or Calcium-light, light produced by a blowpipe-flame directed against a block of pure, compressed quicklime; LIME'STONE, stone from which lime is procured by burning; LIME'TWIG, a twig smeared with bird-lime: a snare; LIME'WASH, a coating given with a solution of lime; LIME'WA'TER, a saturated aqueous solution of lime.--adjs. LIM'OUS, gluey: slimy: muddy; LIM'Y, glutinous: sticky: containing, resembling, or having the qualities of lime. [A.S. lím; Ger. leim, glue, L. limus, slime.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. l[=i]m, n. a kind of citron or lemon tree and its fruit.--n. LIME'-JUICE, the acid juice of the lime, used at sea as a specific against scurvy. [Fr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. A fruit like a small lemon, the juice of which is strongly acid, and is much used for making punch. It is, also, used in long voyages as an antiscorbutic, etc. It is a species of lemon, the fruit of Citrus acida. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  48. The fruit of Citrus acida; used like lemons, and particularly as an antiscorbutic. na
  49. Sticky substance made from holly bark for catching small birds (usu. birdlime); white caustic alkaline earth (calcium oxide) got by burning limestone, kinds of rock chiefly carbonate of l., & used for making mortar, as manure, &c. (also QUICK-l.; slaked l., this after combination with water, hydrate of l.), whence limeless, limy, aa.; l.-burner. maker of l.; l.-cast, outer layer of l. on building; l.-kiln, for burning limestone; limelight, intense white light got by heating cylinder of l. in oxyhydrogen flame; l.-pit, for steeping hides to remove hair; l.-twig, smeared with birdlime. (Vb) smear (twigs), catch (bird), with birdlime (also fig.); treat, dress (land), with l.; steep (skins) in l. & water. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Round fruit smaller& more acid than lemon; l.-juice used as drink& esp. as antiscorbutic. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. Ornamental tree with heart-shaped leaves& small fragrant yellowish blossom (often l.-tree). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Calcium oxid; also calcium hydrate. American pocket medical dictionary.
  53. The acid fruit of Citrus acidi: refrigerant and antiscorbutic. American pocket medical dictionary.
  54. The fruit of Citrus acida. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  55. The genus Tilia, especially Tilia europoea. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  56. A substance, CaO, obtained by calcining certain minerals (such as limestone) which consist essentially of calcium carbonate. On account of its affinity for water and the heat evolved in its combination with the latter, it exerts a caustic action when brought into contact with living tissues. It is not fusible at any temperature yet attained, but when heated to incandescence gives an intense white light. List of poisons and their antidotes, see in appendix. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  57. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A viscous substance laid on twigs for catching birds;— oxide of calcium: the white, caustic substance obtained from limestone, shells, &c., by heat;— the linden-tree. Cabinet Dictionary
  58. n. [Persian] A fruit allied to the lemon, but smaller, and more intensely sour— produced by the Citrus limetta. Cabinet Dictionary

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