Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†LIME, adj., n. Also lim, lyme.
I. adj. Made of earthenware, porcelain (Sc. 1825 Jam.). Cf. Lame.
Sc. 1718 Analecta Scot. (Maidment 1834) I. 197:
As one was praying, down falls the press, wherein was abundance of lime vessels, all broke to pieces. Slk. 1736 T. Boston Life (Low 1908) 366:
The haill pewter and lime vessel. Sc. 1741 Caled. Mercury (9 April):
A well assorted Parcel of lime-ware, stone-ware and glasses. Sc. 1746 Scots Mag. (July 1818) 44:
Three lim trenchers.
II. n. Porcelain articles, crockery.
Ayr. 1724 Sc. Hist. Review I. 164:
The minister has invested in a whole set of tea-table equipage. He notes down “the price of the lime”.
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