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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Lye

LYE, noun [Latin lix, whence lixivium; Ant. Latin lixa, whence Lugdunum, Leyden, Lyons, that is Water-town.]

Water impregnated with alkaline salt imbibed from the ashes of wood.

LYE, noun A falsehod. [See Lie.]