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  • n. Plural form of limekiln.


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  • The furnaces became museums, the limestone quarries were draped in silence, and the derelict limekilns buried in the woods; the ghosts of jinnys, mules, donkeys and cobs clip-clopped into shadows of the Edge.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • This was the relic of a field from way back, once used for the ponies that hauled limestone from quarry faces and pits to limekilns.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Also three boys confessed afterwards to throwing stones at a funny tramp, knocking about all wet and muddy, and, it seemed, very drunk, in the narrow deep lane by the limekilns.

    Amy Foster

  • The sea in the neighbourhood to the south, limekilns with their stifling smoke not far from me.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Far off, a line of smoke marked the first of the limekilns firing up.

    The Silent Tower

  • Cape Town's list of manufactories in 1859 included a total of fifty-six brickfields, limekilns, foundries, breweries, corn and snuff mills, soap, candle, fish-curing and printing establishments.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Ch.1

  • On shore, the lights of the ports and villa, and the fires of the charcoal burners shining from amidst the dark hanging forests of pine, and those of the limekilns in the direction of Laguna, appeared like a brilliant illumination; and there being not a cloud, the outline of the peak was well defined on the deep blue of the nocturnal sky.

    Journal of a Voyage to Brazil And Residence There During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823

  • Our bones ached, our throats were limekilns, composts of sores were our ragged feet.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • On the opposite side lay the Common, and out beyond the chimneys of the limekilns glittered the Sound with its many sails.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 03

  • From the limekilns rose black smoke that added to the picturesque charm of the scene.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise


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