1) To put lime into a stream or river, poisoning the fish so that they could be easily taken by poachers.

1698 Jonas Grimeshaw ... brought before me for takeinge ten trouts by limeing the water, Heptonstall

1794 John Ramsden and I got some Lime at Whinknowls and Limed the Beck with it ... went back to the Beck to seek for fish but the Lime had kill’d none, Keighley.

dates 1698 1794

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