[Sca-cooks] (No) Limes in Shakespeare
avrealtor at prodigy.net
Sun Jul 6 13:09:17 PDT 2008
that sounds like quicklime, which has been used for mortar.
emilio szabo <emilio_szabo at yahoo.it> wrote:
Here's an interesting site on food references in Shakespeare's works:
On the question of citrus in the Bard's plays, it shows two references to
oranges in Much Ado About Nothing and a reference to lemons in Love's Labor
Lost, but nothing about limes.
Also, Alexander Schmidt, in his two-volume Shakespeare-Lexicon does not
mention the fruit in the entry "lime": "Lime, subst. 1) a viscous substance laid on twigs
to catch birds, bird-lime, ... 2) the matter of which mortar is made ..." (volume I, page 655).
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