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slake

1. To add water to quicklime, thereby hydrating it and forming lime putty.
2. To crumble or disintegrate on exposure to air or water.
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In a wagon, drawn by two horses, his body was taken to Jarrow Slake escorted by a troop of Hussars and two companies of infantry.
SCOTTISH & Newcastle has put a For Sale sign on its holiday businesses to help it slake its thirst for more beer.
The tidy-up, organised by the Clean Tyne Project, took place along a stretch of river at the Nissan Car Terminal, around Jarrow Slake.
And the environmental teams have been responding quickly to problems, which have included piles of dumped tyres and broken drawers in Slake Road, South Shields.
4 Slake your thirst under the hot sun with this Delire water jug, pounds 15 from Habitat.
He was executed at Durham, covered with pitch, encased in a steel cage and taken to Jarrow Slake, by the river Don, and suspended from a wooden post.
She admitted that she liked the Diet Coke advert where a male hunk stopped work to slake his thirst and was ogled by women office workers.
At 6.30pm yesterday, a Ford Escort was set on fire near Bede's Word, in Slake Road, Jarrow.
The pounds 1 million scheme is one of the most unusual projects ever carried out by the National Grid, with overhead conductors spanning the Tyne from Jarrow Slake to Howdon Staith set to be removed.
Gasping with thirst on the fairways, your average American hacker can now be found supping from a fake three-wood to slake his thirst.