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calx

[kalks]
(inorganic chemistry)
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According to Hutton, he ''cut and polished some cinders from the calx of the Aston furnace, set them in rings and brooches, calling them fragments of Pompey's Pillar, and sold a large number of them before the imposition was detected'.
Etymology: From Latin calx (lime) and cola (an inhabitant); referring to its occurrence in calcium-rich habitats.