At last I observed that peculiar salty and limy smell in the air, which told me we were approaching the river.
It has special adaptation for being grown on calcareous or limy soils.
I put in it first some limy incrustations with which certain springs in my neighborhood cover the dead clumps of rushes.
Like stivalis, Bicolor does not thrive on limy soils and it is difficult to propagate from cuttings.
They show their distant relationship to birds in that their large eggs are incased in a leathery, limy shell.
These limy fossils might not be seen at all, were they not bedded in shales, which are very fine-grained.
At the lower end of the egg-duct there is secreted a limy liquid which covers the shell-less egg and hardens, making the shell.
The tires of the wheels, in their even and rapid course, left wide parallel tracks on the limy mud of the highway.
The living corals one sees in the shallow water of the Florida coast to-day are building land by building up their limy skeletons.
It is discovered in a limy stratum at the Brazils, I find, but rarely, and always waterworn.