- lydgate, john,
- lydian mode,
- lye hominy,
- lyell's disease,
- lyell, charles
Origin of lye
Examples from the Web for lye
Another discusses being bathed by her grandmother as a child with lye soap in an effort to lighten her complexion.
In principle the lye boil is simple, consisting in boiling the goods with a solution of soda ash, or caustic soda.The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics|Franklin Beech
If this be true, the bodies of Christians do lye unnaturally in their Graves.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
The frames being each about two inches thick, the flowers undergo very little pressure, though they lye between the cloths.The Toilet of Flora|Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz
Word Origin for lye
Old English læg, leag "lye," from Proto-Germanic *laugo (cf. Middle Dutch loghe, Dutch loog, Old High German louga, German Lauge "lye"), from PIE root *leue- "to wash" (see lave). The substance was formerly used in place of soap, hence Old High German luhhen "to wash," Old Norse laug "hot bath, hot spring," Danish lørdag, Swedish lördag "Saturday," literally "washing-day." Chamber-lye in early Modern English was the name for urine used as a detergent.