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limekiln

[ lahym-kil, -kiln ]

noun

  1. a kiln or furnace for making lime by calcining limestone or shells.


limekiln

/ ˈlaɪmˌkɪln /

noun

  1. a kiln in which calcium carbonate is calcined to produce quicklime


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Word History and Origins

Origin of limekiln1

First recorded in 1250–1300, limekiln is from the Middle English word limkilne. See lime 2, kiln
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Example Sentences

I knew very well, however, that the appointed place was the little sluice-house by the limekiln on the marshes, and the hour nine.

I left her for dead, and if there had been a limekiln as nigh her as there is now nigh you, she shouldn't have come to life again.

The gases from a large limekiln supply the dilute carbonic acid gas, which contains 25 per cent.

Limekiln-lane, now Lime-street, was so called from the limekiln that stood on the site of the present Skelhorn-street.

Master Whibble tells a tortuous story of finding it done up in a packet in a disused limekiln near the Downs.

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