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.);

Resources and Citations

  • 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