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Definition of "quicklime" []

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quicklime" in a sentence
  • "If at some later stage something drastic occurs -- like some bodies being found in quicklime during an election campaign -- and the government produces some legislation on the subject, are the proponents of the Brief consulted?"
  • "Water acts upon lime with the evolution of a great deal of heat, -- hence the name quicklime, or live lime, -- the process being called slaking."
  • "Larger corpses have been mercifully lacking, with the exception of two sheep who made the shingle spit unvisitable for a couple of weeks before they were solemnly buried in quicklime by the local police."