Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lead in pigs; lead in the form in which it is ordinarily offered for sale after reduction from the ore.
“Fabulous, desirable cargoes presented with a soft sheen, against practical pig-lead dirty against the waves.”
“You that will have all solid, and a world of pig-lead, deceive yourselves grossly.”
“She is ballasted with utilities; not altogether with unusable pig-lead and kentledge.”
“While his diving-bell boat was building, a barge loaded with pig-lead sank in the rapids at Keokuk,”
“The purport of such works is the conversion of pig-lead into white-lead.”
“For, upon the great canal of Hang-Ho, or whatever they call it, in China, four or five laborers on the foot-path will draw a bulky freighted junk at the rate of a mile an hour; but this grand argosy we towed heavily forged along, as if laden with pig-lead in bulk.”
“* At about the third rehearsal of a new play our actresses bring the author's words into their heads, our actors are still all abroad, and at the first performance the breaks-down are sure to be among the males; the female jumenta carry their burden (be it of pig-lead) safe from wing to wing.”
“The purport of such works is the conversion of pig-lead into white - lead.”
“The price of pig-lead was L1 1s. per cwt; and lead of the value of L1 sterling, became worth, when manufactured into”
“After getting rid of some of our ballast, however, and changing the cargo of pig-lead, our vessel was easier, and did not go in.”
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