from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Slacked, or pulverized, by exposure to the air.
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They wrap a bit of this kernel with a pinch of air-slacked lime in a pepper leaf, then chew, chew, all day, and in intervals of chewing they spray the vividly colored saliva on door-step, pavement and church floor.
A cement recommended as something which can hardly be picked to pieces is made as follows: -- Mix equal parts of lime and brown sugar with water, and be sure the lime is thoroughly air-slacked.
Cherry and pear slugs, "small, slimy, dark brown worms," can be destroyed by dusting the trees with dry wood ashes or air-slacked lime.