lime pit


Definition of lime pit

1 : a limestone quarry
2 : a pit where lime is made
3 : a pit where lime is used (as in liming hides)

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History and Etymology for lime pit

Middle English lymepit, from lyme, lim lime + pit

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“Lime pit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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