- a kiln or furnace for making lime by calcining limestone or shells.
Origin of limekiln
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Examples from the Web for limekiln
I ache as if I had been beaten to a jelly, and I am as thirsty as a—as a limekiln.Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun
I feel like a—a—boiled owl; my head is aching as though it would split, and my mouth is as dry as a limekiln.The Adventures of Dick Maitland
I am going to see Inchegora after breakfast; a very important mission, touching a limekiln in dispute there.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Then up in the morning in jolly good time to get the limekiln workers on the job by seven.
I knew very well, however, that the appointed place was the little sluice-house by the limekiln on the marshes, and the hour nine.Great Expectations
- a kiln in which calcium carbonate is calcined to produce quicklime
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