from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Held on place by strips of lead.
  • adj. Containing or treated with the element lead.
  • adj. Containing tetraethyllead
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fitted with lead; set in lead.
  • adj. Separated by leads, as the lines of a page.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Separated or spaced by the insertion of thin strips of type-metal between the lines: said of composed types.
  • Fitted or furnished with lead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having thin strips of lead between the lines of type
  • adj. treated or mixed with lead
  • adj. (of panes of glass) fixed in place by means of thin strips of lead


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  • He seems even to be implying not only that candy should not be made in leaded and unleaded versions, but that other products should meet common (higher) standards.

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  • By 1980 the National Academy of Sciences called leaded gasoline the greatest single source of atmospheric lead pollution.

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  • When I visited Scotland, I enjoyed both the veggie and 'leaded' versions of haggis, not that I'd want them every day though.

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  • He reports: "The 'leaded' males have produced as many or more offspring than normal fathers, but their young have averaged smaller in size and are of lowered vitality, so that larger numbers of them die off at an early age than is the case with those from untreated fathers."

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  • Inside them are low-ceilinged rooms that flow from space to space, with intimate spaces including "inglenooks," fireplaces with seats on either side of the hearth mixed with dramatic surprises, and the use throughout of features such as leaded art glass, organic materials and geometric shapes.


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