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Lye (?), n. [Written also lie and ley.] [AS. le�xa0;h; akin to D. loog, OHG. louga, G. lauge; cf. Icel. laug a bath, a hot spring.]

A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.

 

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Lye, n. Railroad

A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.

[Eng.]

 

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Lye, n.

A falsehood. [Obs.] See Lie.

 

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