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lye

 (lī)
n.
1. The liquid obtained by leaching wood ashes.

[Middle English lie, from Old English lēag; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

lye

(laɪ)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any solution obtained by leaching, such as the caustic solution obtained by leaching wood ash
2. (Elements & Compounds) a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide
[Old English lēag; related to Middle Dutch lōghe, Old Norse laug bath, Latin lavāre to wash]

lye

(laɪ)
n.
1. a highly concentrated, aqueous solution of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide.
2. any solution resulting from leaching, percolation, or the like.
[before 900; Middle English lie, ley, Old English lēag, c. Middle Dutch lōghe, Old High German louga lye, Old Norse laug warm bath; akin to lave1]

lye

(lī)
A strong alkaline solution of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide, made by allowing water to wash through wood ashes. It is used to make soap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lye - a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide
caustic potash, potash, potassium hydroxide - a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
caustic - any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
caustic soda, sodium hydroxide - a strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds
Translations
louh
lud
alkala solvaĵo
lipeä
lúg
lútur
ług
lut

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References in classic literature ?
It's a lye, Sophy; it's a d--n'd lye, and you know it," said the squire.
I was saying, senora," he replied, "that in the courts of other princes, when the cloth is taken away, I have always heard say they give water for the hands, but not lye for the beard; and that shows it is good to live long that you may see much; to be sure, they say too that he who lives a long life must undergo much evil, though to undergo a washing of that sort is pleasure rather than pain.
Yes, I will," said Sancho, in a great rage; "but I'd like it to be with cleaner towels, clearer lye, and not such dirty hands; for there's not so much difference between me and my master that he should be washed with angels' water and I with devil's lye.
But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our loss Lye thus astonisht on th' oblivious Pool, And call them not to share with us their part In this unhappy Mansion, or once more With rallied Arms to try what may be yet Regaind in Heav'n, or what more lost in Hell?
Leader of those Armies bright, Which but th' Omnipotent none could have foyld, If once they hear that voyce, their liveliest pledge Of hope in fears and dangers, heard so oft In worst extreams, and on the perilous edge Of battel when it rag'd, in all assaults Their surest signal, they will soon resume New courage and revive, though now they lye Groveling and prostrate on yon Lake of Fire, As we erewhile, astounded and amaz'd, No wonder, fall'n such a pernicious highth.
Nor had they yet among the Sons of EVE Got them new Names, till wandring ore the Earth, Through Gods high sufferance for the tryal of man, By falsities and lyes the greatest part Of Mankind they corrupted to forsake God their Creator, and th' invisible Glory of him, that made them, to transform Oft to the Image of a Brute, adorn'd With gay Religions full of Pomp and Gold, And Devils to adore for Deities: Then were they known to men by various Names, And various Idols through the Heathen World.
Then now, I said, you will understand what our object was in selecting our soldiers, and educating them in music and gymnastic; we were contriving influences which would prepare them to take the dye of the laws in perfection, and the colour of their opinion about dangers and of every other opinion was to be indelibly fixed by their nurture and training, not to be washed away by such potent lyes as pleasure-- mightier agent far in washing the soul than any soda or lye; or by sorrow, fear, and desire, the mightiest of all other solvents.
The dyeing then proceeds; and whatever is dyed in this manner becomes a fast colour, and no washing either with lyes or without them can take away the bloom.
Many day I have here been, And flesh-meat I eat never, But milk of the kye; Warm thee well, and go to sleep, And I will lap thee with my cope, Softly to lye.
Lye had a couple of wayward strikes ending promising attacks but in the 21st minute they took the lead, a defensive mix up presenting an easy finish for the opening goal.
Almost all modem lard soap recipes demand white sodium hydroxide (NaOH), or lye, which is created in labs and must meet a standard pH.