from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In building, work other than ordinary plumbing, in which lead is used, as in gutters, rooting, etc.


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  • Knight then saw that she was bleeding from a severe cut in her wrist, apparently where it had descended upon a salient corner of the lead-work.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • The boxes and lights to be the same in thickness, length, and depth; five feet six inches wide; four bars to a light, with a small iron bar across the middle, in the inside, under the lead-work.

    The art of promoting the growth of the cucumber and melon in a series of directions for the best means to be adopted in bringing them to a complete state of perfection

  • I never looked for much carefulness in this honest country household, but I did expect to spend twenty minutes on the heavy lead-work of the lower panes, and it seemed as good as a miracle to find the lattice unlatched and opening to the first gentle pull.

    Wandering Heath

  • Inside and round about that old woman's "shop" window, with its twenty-four little panes set in lead-work, the glass of some of them oxidized with age, so that you could hardly see the poor penny articles exhibited within, and forming part of a stock which a strong man could have carried, Jude had his outer being for some long tideless time.

    Jude the Obscure

  • The upper windows of the cottage were of flimsiest lead-work, and to keep him out would be hopeless.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • Spreading on the lead-work a thick rug which he kept up there, he flung himself down against the parapet, and was soon in a state of unconsciousness.

    Two on a Tower

  • Open! "while the man who had broken the window the moment before, Jehan, the cripple with the hideous face, seized the lead-work, and tore away a great piece of it.

    Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France


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