Definition of Slaking
1. Verb. (present participle of slake) ¹
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Definition of Slaking
1. slake [v] - See also: slake
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Literary usage of Slaking
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"This hydrated lime requires no slaking or other preparation and is ready to be ... slaking the Quicklime.—When quicklime is used, it must first be properly ..."
2. A Treatise on Masonry Construction by Ira Osborn Baker (1914)
"slaking THE LIME. Many persons seem to believe that the slaking of lime is such a simple ... There are three methods of slaking lime on the work, viz. ..."
3. Cements, Limes, and Plasters: Their Materials, Manufacture, and Properties by Edwin Clarence Eckel (1922)
"When ordinary laborers are slaking lime it is evident that this method possesses the great advantage of being on the safe side. ..."
4. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"When such bits complete then- slaking after they are on the building, they break up and spoil the smooth polish of the stucco. ..."
5. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture, Properties, and Uses by Adelbert Philo Mills (1915)
"The expansion of the quicklime in slaking, however, breaks up the entire mass into a ... The slaking of hydraulic lime was at one time commonly done by the ..."
6. The Limestone Resources and the Lime Industry in Ohio by Edward Orton, Samuel Vernon Peppel (1906)
"Now leave it undisturbed until slaking is practically completed. ... If during slaking small puffs of dry steam, or smoke as it is sometimes called, ..."
7. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"CHAPTER H THE slaking OF LIME FOR STUCCO 1. LEAVING the subject of floors, we must next treat of stucco work. This will be all right if the best lime, ..."
8. Chemistry of Materials of the Machine and Building Industries by Robert Benjamin Leighou (1917)
"High- calcium limes are generally desired for preparing building mortar because they slake readily, and also because they swell considerably during slaking ..."