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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lime, n.
 1. Birdlime.
 Like the lime
 That foolish birds are caught with.   --Wordsworth.
 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.
 Note:Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble, chalk, bones, shells, etc.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lime twig. See under 4th Lime.