from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The line attached to a sounding-lead, used in measuring the depth of water. See lead, 2.
  • n. A heavy leaded or weighted line attached to the bottom of a net, as a seine, and used to sink it.
  • n. In pathology, a bluish mark at the edge of the gums occurring in eases of lead-poisoning.
  • n. In lumbering, a wire rope, with an eye at each end, used to anchor the snatch-block in setting a lead.


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