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Aquamation uses lye, not acid, and similar fluids are flushed down the drain during the embalming process.
Now imagine ditching all those familiar little tubes and bottles and replacing them with one small bar of lye soap.
One thousand pounds of sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, leaked from the tank, according to the response center report.
There’s a myth about never using soap in a cast iron skillet, which might have been true 100 years ago when soap had lye in it, but modern dish soap is just a degreaser.
That decision was made, in part, because the lye did not leave the company site, Langley said.
He whose ball lyes farthest from the hole is obliged to play first.
Pleading guilty to putting lye in sauce led to a seven-year prison sentence for a Florida restaurant worker — and possibly more punitive action at the federal level.
Similarly, the Islamic State seemed to struggle with a series of mortars filled with caustic soda, or lye, a strongly alkaline compound that is sold in a heavy flake form and sometimes used as a drain cleaner.
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LYE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lye for English Language Learners
: a strong chemical that is used especially in making soap
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