1) A regional alternative of slake, that is to reduce lime to a soft white powder by the action of water.

1519 payd for a loyd of lyme ijs ixd ... paid for beryng and slekyng of the same iijd, York

1581 For sleckinge, beating, and sifting of lime 9d, York

1697 for 6 load of lime 6s ... for slecking and blending and getting of sand 3s, Long Preston.

dates 1519 1581 1697

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