The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lime \Lime\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limed (l[imac]md); p. pr. &
vb. n. Liming.] [Cf. AS. gel[imac]man to glue or join
together. See Lime a viscous substance.]
1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
These twigs, in time, will come to be limed.
2. To entangle; to insnare.
We had limed ourselves
With open eyes, and we must take the chance.
3. To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to
manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair;
to lime sails in order to whiten them; to lime the lawn to
decrease acidity of the soil.
Land may be improved by draining, marling, and
liming. --Sir J.
4. To cement. "Who gave his blood to lime the stones