Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A furnace used to reduce naturally occurring forms of calcium carbonate to lime.

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  • n. a furnace used to produce lime from limestone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kiln or furnace in which limestone or shells are burned and reduced to lime.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kiln or furnace in which lime is made by calcining limestone or shells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a kiln used to reduce naturally occurring forms of calcium carbonate to lime

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Examples

  • My poor Lirriper was a handsome figure of a man, with a beaming eye and a voice as mellow as a musical instrument made of honey and steel, but he had ever been a free liver being in the commercial travelling line and travelling what he called a limekiln road — “a dry road, Emma my dear,” my poor Lirriper says to me, “where I have to lay the dust with one drink or another all day long and half the night, and it wears me Emma” — and this led to his running through a good deal and might have run through the turnpike too when that dreadful horse that never would stand still for a single instant set off, but for its being night and the gate shut and consequently took his wheel, my poor Lirriper and the gig smashed to atoms and never spoke afterwards.

    Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

  • My poor Lirriper was a handsome figure of a man, with a beaming eye and a voice as mellow as a musical instrument made of honey and steel, but he had ever been a free liver being in the commercial travelling line and travelling what he called a limekiln road -- "a dry road, Emma my dear," my poor Lirriper says to me, "where I have to lay the dust with one drink or another all day long and half the night, and it wears me Emma" -- and this led to his running through a good deal and might have run through the turnpike too when that dreadful horse that never would stand still for a single instant set off, but for its being night and the gate shut and consequently took his wheel, my poor Lirriper and the gig smashed to atoms and never spoke afterwards.

    Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

  • And now he began to get a little hungry, and very thirsty; for he had run a long way, and the sun had risen high in heaven, and the rock was as hot as an oven, and the air danced reels over it, as it does over a limekiln, till everything round seemed quivering and melting in the glare.

    The Water Babies

  • But the vapor of a limekiln would come between me and them, disordering them all, and it was through the vapor at last that I saw two men looking at me.

    Great Expectations

  • I knew the limekiln as well as I knew the old Battery, but they were miles apart; so that, if a light had been burning at each point that night, there would have been a long strip of the blank horizon between the two bright specks.

    Great Expectations

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

    Great Expectations

  • A leading Methodist from Filey town, who owed the doctor half a guinea, came one summer and set up his staff in the hollow of a limekiln, where he lived upon fish for change of diet, and because he could get it for nothing.

    Mary Anerley

  • His food was brought to him every day, a mess of grain in the husk, in a truck — a small railway truck, like one of the trucks he was perpetually filling with chalk, and this load he used to char in an old limekiln and then devour.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • However, a limekiln, built in the northern part of the atrium on top of earthquake material, attests human activity in the area of the urban mansion, also in the post-antique period.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Domestic Area Report 2

  • Moreover, the limekiln in the atrium and the kiln in Corridor LVIII evidence human activity after the partial destruction of the once rich mansion.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Urban Mansion Report 5

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