Calx

Calx

(?), n.;
pl. E. Calxes (#), L. Calces (#).
[L. Calx, calcis. limestone; cf. Gr. gravel. , , pebble, Skr. gravel, Ir. carraic rock Gael. carraig, W. careg, stone. Cf. Chalk.]
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1. (Chem.) (a) Quicklime. [Obs.] (b) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder.
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Metallic calxes are now called oxides.
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2. Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.

 

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