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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of the metal lead.


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lead +‎ -like


  • Thinking that the leadlike object in his pocket might be contributing, Beau took it out and put it on the desk in front of him.


  • The tables were packed with over-worked and underpaid men, to whom lunch was merely a means of keeping themselves from feeling inconveniently empty -- a state to which the leadlike viands of the Florida Lunch Room were a certain prevention.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • The water was growing darker, heavier, gradually assuming a leadlike dullness.

    The Created Legend

  • But then I look at that skeleton and all my sadness is taken away, replaced by awesome. leadlike:


  • A leadlike weight dropped through Alice’s stomach.

    Everything but the Truth

  • For a moment there was stillness deeper almost than before, as if the leadlike words were sinking slowly but steadily along passage and nerve down to the central seats of consciousness; then burst forth a sound as of a single groan -- the groan of Jupiter himself in mortal anguish; and then the noise of women weeping, the shrieking treble of age, and the rumbling murmur of curses and execrations, -- against senate and nobles, against the rabble and their dead leader, but, above all, against

    The Lion's Brood

  • leadlike: I just read this and then did a google image search for "Philip Glass" and almost fell down laughing.



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