Sentence Examples with the word Slacked

The quicklime should be placed in small heaps and covered with soil if possible until it is slacked and the lumps have fallen into powder, after which it may be spread and harrowed in.

The articles are slacked transversely in a furnace, each being packed in granular coke and covered with carborundum.

For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened to take them under.