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n.1.Quicklime; also, plaster or mortar.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(3) Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Chunam National University, Daejeon 305-764, Korea
Initially it was a building of brick, coated with a plaster of chunam. Its conical roof was covered with an excellent thatch of kehjan (woven coconut leaves).
He used the word 'chunam', which in Chinese and Mongol means nothing." (ANI)
After successfully moving her into the dry dock, the team is now removing the chunam (quick lime), which had been applied to the hull below the waterline to keep it watertight during the voyage.
Once in India, the ship will be brought out of the water for hull inspection, the planks and stitches will be checked for repairs and the chunam, which is the anti fouling, will be replaced and a new coat will be applied.