Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A place where lead is extracted from the ore.

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  • Vaughn, at Marion, completely routing and pursuing him to Wytheville, capturing all his artillery, trains, and one hundred and ninety-eight prisoners; and destroyed Wytheville, with its stores and supplies, and the extensive lead-works near there.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • Iron-works, lead-works, manufactories, and every thing else that may conduce to the common welfare of the nation, are set on foot, and carried on.

    The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746) (Bell's Scottish History Source Books.)

  • The fumes of the lead-works at the back often took her own appetite away and depressed her spirits, but she never failed to rouse herself and welcome him with a smile.

    Hetty Wesley

  • But the fumes of the lead-works affected _his_ appetite, too, and his spirits: and when these flag a man has an easy and specious remedy in brandy-and-water.

    Hetty Wesley

  • The soap-works with their smoke-vomiting chimneys were gone; the engineer's works gone; the lead-works gone; and no sound of riveting and hammering came down the west wind from Thorneycroft's.

    News from Nowhere

  • On the 16th he struck the enemy, under Vaughn, at Marion, completely routing and pursuing him to Wytheville, capturing all his artillery, trains, and one hundred and ninety-eight prisoners; and destroyed Wytheville, with its stores and supplies, and the extensive lead-works near there.

    Appendix

  • According to Ure's Dictionary of Arts, see vol. ii., p. 832, an English miner has constructed flues five miles in length for the condensation of the smoke from his lead-works, and makes thereby an annual saving of metal to the value of ten thousand pounds sterling.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 01 (historical)

  • The soap - works with their smoke-vomiting chimneys were gone; the engineer's works gone; the lead-works gone; and no sound of rivetting and hammering came down the west wind from Thorneycroft's.

    News from Nowhere, or, an Epoch of Rest : being some chapters from a utopian romance

  • My portfolio makes King Midas 'palace look like a lead-works. well, I'm not too worried (not as worried as the middle-classes should be).

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  • She had welcomed him in this dark little second-floor room -- dwelling-room and bedroom combined -- in which she was sitting alone; for her husband spent most of the day abroad on the business which had brought them to London, either superintending the alterations in the unfurnished premises he had hired in Frith Street for his shop and the lead-works by which he proposed to make his fortune, or in long discussions at Johnson's Court with Uncle

    Hetty Wesley

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