quicklime

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quick·​lime | \ ˈkwik-ˌlīm How to pronounce quicklime (audio) \

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The remains are believed to have been thrown into 70 different mass graves and covered in the quicklime to seal off the site. Aritz Parra, Fox News, "In Spain, renewed efforts to appease victims of dictatorship," 28 Aug. 2018 Truth be told, the vats of pigeon excrement, cow urine and quicklime are quite pungent, but that’s part of the experience. Lindsay Cohn, ELLE Decor, "Why Every Culture Aficionado Needs to Visit Fez, Morocco," 6 Mar. 2018 The concrete is made of quicklime, or calcium oxide, and volcanic ash. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Why Ancient Roman Concrete Is So Strong," 5 July 2017 The concrete is made of quicklime, or calcium oxide, and volcanic ash. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Why Ancient Roman Concrete Is So Strong," 5 July 2017 The harbor concrete, a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime, has withstood the sea for two millennia and counting. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017 The company's Longview operation in Alabama employs about 130 people, Whyte said, and produces limestone, limestone aggregate, quicklime and hydrated lime. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "What's the penalty for wiping out a creek? In Alabama, $32,000," 21 July 2017 The harbor concrete, a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime, has withstood the sea for two millennia and counting. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017 The harbor concrete, a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime, has withstood the sea for two millennia and counting. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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quicklime

noun
quick·​lime | \ ˈkwik-ˌlīm How to pronounce quicklime (audio) \

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