Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of treating with lime, or of sprinkling with slaked lime; in leather manufacturing, the steeping of hides in a solution of lime to remove their hair.
- n. In bleaching, a solution of lime in water.
- n. The smearing of twigs with lime to catch birds; bird-liming.
- v. present participle of lime.
- v. Trinidadian, Caribbean, slang hanging around, usually in a public place with friends, enjoying the scene.
“Long-term liming programmes are in place in several countries to mitigate enhanced acidic inputs into inland waters.”
“Trinidad life involves drinking and liming, which is pretty much socializing over drinks.”
“Considered the birthplace of rum, Barbados also offers plenty of places to sample locally brewed libations, and "liming" e.g., relaxing, kicking back over food and drink only costs as much as you want to spend.”
“When this dancing couple is not on the dance floor or at work, they are out "liming" or spending lots of time on the beach and with their families.”
“Every man for himself, to quote a popular 'liming' term.”
“In the seventeenth century the practice of liming and marling, which had been largely discontinued since the fourteenth century, was revived (Westcote, in his View of Devon in 1630, calls liming, &c., a new invention), and there was also a great improvement in implements.”
“These soil types also tend to be on the acidic side thus limiting the utilization of clovers and other legume forage crops without liming, in some cases heavy liming.”
“I don't do anything anymore except mulch once a year--no tilling, no fertilizing, no liming, no fussing.”
“Liming: If the soil pH of RMSs is less than 4.0 and the soluble salts are high, it requires liming.”
“However, liming rates for RMSs are based on soil pH and vegetation species.”
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The smearing of twigs with lime to catch birds; bird-liming.
Looking for tweets for liming.