Origin of quicklime
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Put some quicklime and red orpiment in water, place some warm ashes under it for a whole day, filter the liquor, and cork it down.
In other words, both of these are merely weakened forms of quicklime.
Quicklime should always be slaked before it is applied to the soil.
Water-slaked lime is quicklime to which water has been added.
No coffins were to be used, corps93es were to be put in sacks and buried in quicklime.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
- another name for calcium oxide
C15: from quick (in the archaic sense: living) + lime 1
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Word Origin and History for quicklime
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