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 for quicklime
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lime \Lime\, n. [AS. l[imac]m; akin to D. lijm, G. leim, OHG.
     l[imac]m, Icel. l[imac]m, Sw. lim, Dan. liim, L. limus mud,
     linere to smear, and E. loam. [root]126. Cf. Loam,
     Liniment.]
     1. Birdlime.
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              Like the lime
              That foolish birds are caught with.   --Wordsworth.
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     2. (Chem.) Oxide of calcium, CaO; the white or gray,
        caustic substance, usually called quicklime, obtained by
        calcining limestone or shells, the heat driving off carbon
        dioxide and leaving lime. It develops great heat when
        treated with water, forming slaked lime, and is an
        essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.
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     Note: Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble,
           chalk, bones, shells, etc.
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     Caustic lime, Calcium hydroxide or slaked lime; also, in a
        less technical sense, calcium oxide or quicklime.
  
     Lime burner, one who burns limestone, shells, etc., to make
        lime.
  
     Lime pit, a limestone quarry.
  
     Lime rod, Lime twig, a twig smeared with birdlime; hence,
        that which catches; a snare. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quicklime \Quick"lime\, n. [See Quick, a.] (Chem.)
     Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; -- so called because when wet
     it develops great heat. See 4th Lime, 2.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quicklime
      n 1: a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium
           hydroxide [syn: calcium oxide, quicklime, lime,
           calx, calcined lime, fluxing lime, unslaked lime,
           burnt lime]

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