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lime burner

  1. a person who makes lime by burning or calcining limestone, shells, etc.
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Origin of lime burner

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for lime burner

Historical Examples

  • "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.

  • Though they have returned tailor and lime-burner as their occupations, the original occupation was undoubtedly leather-work.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for lime burner

lime burner

  1. a person whose job it is to burn limestone to make lime
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