quick-setting









quick-setting


quick-setting [kwik-set-ing] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. setting quickly, as a cement, paint, or gelatin.

Origin of quick-setting First recorded in 1515–25 Examples from the Web for quick-setting Historical Examples of quick-setting

  • In the limekilns, oyster shells glowed white-hot and changed into fine quality, quick-setting lime.

    The Building of Castello de San Marcos

    Albert C. Manucy

  • In bricklaying with quick-setting cements an ample use of water is of even more importance.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3

    Various

  • Portland and Roman cement mortars must be mixed as required on account of their quick-setting properties.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3

    Various

  • These castings are as sharp as electrotypes, whether made of soft fluid iron or of hard, quick-setting metal.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887

    Various

  • It is still in use, though only for special purposes where a quick-setting material is required.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6

    Various

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