- a person who makes lime by burning or calcining limestone, shells, etc.
Origin of lime burner
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for lime burner
"The man's head is turned," muttered the lime-burner to himself.Stories of Exile
"Well, 'tis true we're getting off to France," said the lime-burner.
On the way to his house he met Duclosse the mealman and Garotte the lime-burner.The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete
Though they have returned tailor and lime-burner as their occupations, the original occupation was undoubtedly leather-work.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
The little hut of the lime-burner was beyond in a hollow, and behind that again was a lean-to, like a small shed or stable.
- a person whose job it is to burn limestone to make lime
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