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