Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Limestone.

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Examples

  • The water in our area is “très calcaire” (very chalky) and leaves marks sticking everywhere, so, the sooner it's wiped out the better.

    une pantoufle - French Word-A-Day

  • The water in our area is “très calcaire” very chalky and leaves marks sticking everywhere, so, the sooner it's wiped out the better.

    une pantoufle - French Word-A-Day

  • N'oubliez pas de faire une photo à la limace de bébé , avant que le soleil n'ajuste derrière le dessus de calcaire.

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  • All the calcaire in the water here in Burgundy is turning mine icky-colored.

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  • The exposed foundations of the eastern and western walls, where the torrent has washed away the northern enceinte, show that, after the fashion of ancient Egypt, sandstone slabs have been laid underground, the calcaire being reserved for the hypaethral part.

    The Land of Midian

  • The taste is astringent, probably from the alumina; and it is based upon outcrops of a sandy calcaire apparently fit for hydraulic cement.

    The Land of Midian

  • Jázi brought in fine specimens of brimstone, pure crystals adhering to the Secondary calcaire, and possibly formed by decomposition of the sulphate of lime.

    The Land of Midian

  • Nobody noticed the Vietminh agents who had joined the procession too, and that night as the main Communist battalion moved through the passes in the calcaire, into the Tonkin plain, watched helplessly by the French outpost in the mountains above, the advance agents struck in Phat Diem.

    The Quiet American

  • An aeroplane was parachuting supplies to an isolated post in the calcaire those strange weather-eroded mountains on the Annam border that look like piles of pumice, and because it always returned to the same place for its glide, it might never have moved, and the parachute was always there in the same spot, half-way to earth.

    The Quiet American

  • PLÂTRE, _m. _, pierre calcaire, cuite et réduite en poudre.

    French Conversation and Composition

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