The efforts of intellect seem to inspire a thirst there is no slaking.
The practice of slaking lime in small piles in the field is wasteful.
What motive can he have in this save the slaking of his over-weening pride?
In this fact we see the necessity for ample means of slaking thirst.
When such bits complete their slaking after they are on the building, they break up and spoil the smooth polish of the stucco.
The presence of the gypsum tends to delay the slaking of the lime, and also to harden the substance formed after the slaking.
They had long nourished their thirst for revenge, and now they saw an opportunity of slaking it.
A great disappointment was in store: so he was to begin by "slaking" his lime.
The slaking of stone-lime should be done in a large pile, and the distribution may be made with lime-spreaders.
A common example of this is the slaking of lime for whitewashing purposes.
late Old English sleacian, slacian "become slack or remiss; slacken an effort" (intransitive); "delay, retard" (transitive), from slæc "lax" (see slack (adj.)). Transitive sense of "make slack" is from late 12c. Sense of "allay, diminish in force, quench, extinguish" (in reference to thirst, hunger, desire, wrath, etc.) first recorded early 14c. via notion of "make slack or inactive." Related: Slaked; slaking.