Definitions for "Lye"
Keywords:  caustic, hydroxide, alkali, soap, soda
A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.
Sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, or a concentrated aqueous solution of either compound.
Lye is combined with animal fats to make bars of soap, which may corrode and dry out the skin.
Keywords:  falsehood
A falsehood.
Keywords:  turn, main, short, siding, connected
A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.