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shell lime

Syllabification: shell lime

Definition of shell lime in English:

noun

Fine-quality lime produced by roasting seashells.
Example sentences
  • In villages in northern Tihama timber and straw are used, while in towns shell lime is more common; in southern Tihama timber and brick are used.
  • The production of lime plaster was started from shell lime and changed into lime stone plaster.
  • In combination with clay minerals and good compost, sea shell lime will ensure a sumptuous plant increase.

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