Calcareous cement

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Any cement that contains calcium carbonate (Bucher 1996). Powdered limestone or chalk is calcined then mixed with clay, sand, and water to form a rapid hardening material. Examples are hydraulic cement, Maya cement, natural cement, portland cement, Roman cement, and slate cement.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ciment calcaire (Fr.);

Additional Information

W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998